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Trump Victory: How Did the National Polls Get It So Wrong?

Nov 9, 2016 |

As Donald Trump celebrates his stunning victory in last night’s presidential election, professional pollsters are waking up and asking themselves: How did we get it so wrong?

Nearly all the national polls showed Hillary Clinton winning the presidency in the weeks before the election. Read more…

Don’t Be a Big Data Snooper

Aug 23, 2016 |

One of the biggest challenges that data scientists face is separating true predictors from false ones. When an airtight causal model can’t be created, data scientists often look to a secondary class of models based on correlations to accurately predict outcome. Read more…

Dangers in Data Definition – How Data Quality Can Save Lives

Mar 14, 2016 |

Thought leaders from Silicon Valley to Washington to DC are rightly excited by the prospect of a future in which data science, statistics, and analytics play a larger role in the the shaping of public policy and discourse. Read more…

The Role of Bias In Big Data: A Slippery Slope

Aug 3, 2015 |

When most people hear the word “bias” they think of gender or racial discrimination or other situations where preconceptions lead to bad decisions.

These kinds of biases and bad decisions are common. Read more…

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