It’s xkcd on statistical significance. I need to stop eating all those green jelly beans.
I hear there’s also a link between sunshine and lollipops.
If every news article came with a caveat about multiple-testing corrections, we’d be in for some very long news articles indeed.
I actually based a whole lecture on this comic yesterday. My students are just starting to understand p-values so it was perfect!
Can someone help me find the semi-satirical academic paper published debunking an earlier paper finding support for telepathy? It was a hoot, and its dismantling of the original paper was based on precisely this multiple-testing issue.
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There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.
It’s always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. Nevertheless, I gave it a go.
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The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.