Meaningless Numbers

It has been a while since I wrote for my Statistics series. This article should, hopefully, be a simpler topic than the last two. Those last two covered Measures of Central Tendency such as averages, medians, and mode, as well as Correlation versus Causation. What I intend to cover here is context. If you've read my other posts… Continue reading Meaningless Numbers

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Correlation versus Causation

I really, really wish this wasn't necessary. If you have ever argued on social media, somebody has told you that correlation does not imply causation. Yet it seems like people think it only applies to the other side of a debate and never their side. So I'm going to give you examples on why a simple correlation… Continue reading Correlation versus Causation

Measures of Central Tendency (Or Why You Shouldn’t Trust Averages)

Today I want to cover what are called measures of central tendency. The measure used most often is average. In my hobbyist opinion, average is abused and misused too often, leading to a misunderstanding of what it really means. Averages Average is one of the worst facts you can offer to somebody. The feeling I… Continue reading Measures of Central Tendency (Or Why You Shouldn’t Trust Averages)