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Everyone knows Florence Nightingale as a dedicated and courageous caregiver, the founder of modern nursing. But she was also quite a good statistician. In 1850’s, while she served at the British military hospitals in Turkey, she instituted rigorous data collection and analysis for medical records. She collected … Continue reading
Russ Roberts has a new EconTalk podcast interview with Marc Andreessen that is worth a listen: Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and co-creator of the early web browser Mosaic, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how success in venture capital is more about … Continue reading
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What Microsoft needs is a “data culture”, according to Satya Nadella, their new CEO and former head of the Cloud and Enterprise group. As reported by Adam Lashinsky: In Nadella’s world view, data generated by, living on, and enhanced by Microsoft’s software is the … Continue reading
Regina Nuzzo has a news feature in Nature about P values that every biomedical scientist should read. P values — the common measure of statistical significance (i.e. the “believability” of an experiment) — do not mean what most scientists think they mean. … Continue reading
New (and not so new) scientists often don’t think about how many digits, or significant figures they should include when reporting numerical data. Unless you’re using a finely calibrated instrument, most readings aren’t accurate beyond one or two percent (about two significant … Continue reading