« Checklist for reporters re: full body scan and enhanced patdown | Main | Statistically improbable words 4 »


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Dirk Eddelbuettel


I fear you may have posted the wrong (old ?) link for Dean Baker's blog --- the current one lives at http://feeds.feedburner.com/beat_the_press

Cheers, Dirk

Jon Peltier

That's the quickest and clearest explanation of the Monty Hall problem I've ever read.


Hi, I am from South Africa.

Your first point: "Are there cultural differences in the level of statistical thinking? Are people in certain countries more likely to do better at statistical thinking than others?" is a really interesting thought and point. Is it perhaps rather a question of cultural thinking rather than statistical thinking? South Africa is an interesting country especially with its diverse cultures.

You have got me thinking about this, and I thank you for that!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Marketing and advertising analytics expert. Author and Speaker. Currently at Columbia. See my full bio.

Spring 2015 Courses (New York)

Jan 26: Business Analytics & Data Visualization (14 weeks) Info

Feb 23: Statistics for Management (10 weeks) Info

Mar 28: Careers in Business Analytics & Data Science (one-day seminar) Register

Apr 7: The Art of Data Visualization Workshop (6 weeks) Register

Next Events

Sep: 28 Data Visualization New York Meetup, New York, NY

Oct: 5 Andrew Gelman’s Statistical Communications class, Columbia University

Oct: 13 AQR ProSeminar, NYU Sociology

Oct: 22 Leading Business Change Through Analytics, Columbia Business School

Oct: 30 Ray Vella’s Designing Infographics class, NYU

Past Events

See here

Junk Charts Blog

Link to junkcharts

Graphics design by Amanda Lee


  • only in Big Data