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Mike Anderson

Great explanation of survivorship bias; I'm quoting you in my intro stats class next semester!

Your post is much more informative than the Wired article, Thompson condensed his material just a bit too much. Better to tell one or two stories effectively than several poorly.

Kaiser

Mike: Thanks. I think the book is a great resource for an intro stats class, gives a sense of what statistical practice is like, something I wish I was exposed to in college.

I thought Thompson did a good job - enough to intrigue readers and not too much to scare them away. It's hard to strike a balance.

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