Category: Statistical graphics

What the datasaurus tells us: Data pictures are cool

In various places in ITNS, especially Chapter 11 (Correlation) we discuss how important it is to make good pictures of data, to reveal what’s really going on. Calculating a few summary statistics–or even CIs–often just doesn’t do the job. Many

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Today’s mystery word: Apophenia

I (Geoff) learned a new word today: Apophenia ┬áIt was in an article about investing and the stock-market. Apparently, there’s a whole industry devoted to identifying patterns in the price movements of stocks, then using these to guide when to

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A chilling picture

In ITNS you may notice dot points like: Focus on effect sizes Be mindful of variability Find a revealing picture Here’s an illustration of the potency of those 3 bullet points. It’s from a recent article in The Conversation. It

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