If it seems too good to be true, maybe it is.
Shrewd media consumers think about these three statistical pitfalls that can be the difference between a world-changing announcement and misleading hype.
How accurately can you be profiled online?
An email from Aleksandr Kogan sheds light on exactly how much your Facebook data reveals about you, and what data scientists can actually do with that information.
Where are the error bars?
Here are some all-too-common errors when it comes to interpreting statistics, and how to avoid them.
Media predictions aren’t usually great, but those from 2015 were historically bad.
As the talking heads line up to predict this season's division winners, many are hoping fans will forget their abysmal forecasts for the 2015 season.
An example of unidirectional cause and effect: bad weather means umbrella sales rise, but buying umbrellas won’t make it rain.
UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH: What do we actually mean by research and how does it help inform our understanding of things? Today we look at the dangers of making a link between unrelated results. Here’s an…