I have argued consistently for scientific literacy. After exploring the statistical side of scientific reporting, I would argue that we need as much education on statistics as we do in raw science. The millions we spend on public-awareness campaigns highlighting risk are meaningless if we do not also invest in educating the public on how to manage and mitigate their risk.
The data scientists at Facebook set out to learn if text-based, nonverbal/non-face-to-face interactions had similar effects. They asked: Do emotions remain contagious within digitally mediated settings?
Yes, I know we have of the games left in the 2014 MLB regular season. But still, somebody has to predict who will taking home baseball's biggest awards by season's end (and who'd deserve these awards if the season ended today).
You might think the times of oppression had passed, you might think we've got plenty of free choices on our hands. I might think just the opposite. G...
In a new eBook called 101 Cool Consumer Insights, we pulled together a compilation of interesting and unexpected insights we found in our database of over 27 Million consumers and their 400+ million answers to 20,000 different questions. Here is my personal top five.
People asked the same question react differently to it, even in the way the question is asked, or what question they were asked immediately before. That is the BIG PROBLEM with all of the public opinion surveys you ever hear about.
We should all be optimistic about how native ads will impact consumers, brands and publishers. It's time everyone started caring and put more effort into making this work.
Africa suffers from another kind of poverty: lack of accurate statistical data. And it is a tragic, messy situation. Nigeria nearly doubled the size of its economy overnight -- a whopping 89 percent -- surpassing South Africa to become Africa's largest economy.
The combination of Player Efficiency Rating (PER) and Real Plus-Minus (RPM) allows for a different sort of look at value: in short, how much are you paying for your talent?
Data visualization is one of the most important tools we have to analyze data. But it's just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using charts and graphs. Let's see how this works in practice.
Once your child is diagnosed with autism, you find out who your real friends are, and who the staunchest allies in your family are.
It is critical that we are able to educate our adolescents about the root causes and impact of dating violence. And it is critical that we be cautious about our use of language when we do so.
By Susan Murphy and Inbal Nahum-Shani Dynamic treatment regimes (DTRs) are of growing interest across the medical field as these regimes provide a wa...
The headline in the New York Times, was: "Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43 Percent in a Decade." This, and similarly effusive headlines reverberating throughout the news media, would seem to invite the question: have we, in fact, turned the tide? Is the mission accomplished?
2. Steer clear of a dog who stares at you: Being stared at is unnerving no matter how many legs you walk on. A dog who stares is contemplating your next move. Be wary and keep your distance.
Almost every stat was, at some point, new. Stats are now a part of the mainstream conversation, not relegated to the deep corners of the Internet. That data gives us a better idea -- and more groups are racing to collect it.