Blog Redesign

I am thrilled to share the new redesign. I will be making a few more changes to accommodate a range of other planned formats. You will notice a redesigned subscription button (to get the blog updates via email) and of course, the RSS feeds at the bottom. I will follow this up with a detailed … Continue reading Blog Redesign

Correlation and pseudo-intellectualism

1. Correlation is not and cannot be taken to imply causation. Even if there is a very strong association between two variables we cannot assume that one causes the other. For example suppose we found a positive correlation between watching violence on T.V. and violent behavior in adolescence. It could be that the cause of … Continue reading Correlation and pseudo-intellectualism

Why scientists need to be better at data visualization

I wanted to highlight this vital takeaway from the link- we pretend to understand "charts" and "graphs" at conferences, but please recall the last "breaking abstract". I doubt if the "scientists" don't turn to "professionals" who manage the "power-points". That is why it is so difficult to retain anything of value from the conference. I … Continue reading Why scientists need to be better at data visualization