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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Causation' (3)

Musical Taste Correlates with SAT Scores?

Does human intelligence have any connection to the type of music a person listens to? Can we define human intelligence? How do you measure human intelligence? Do SAT scores accurately measure human intelligence? Is there any evidence that SAT scores accurately predict educational or workplace performance?



I am skeptical 1) that we…

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Added by Michael Walker on October 22, 2015 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Big Data is Stupid Data

The "Big Data" marketing hype obscures the fact that more actionable, valuable insights are likely to be found in the right smaller "Smart Data" sets in contrast to large data sets.



While the term "Big Data" is properly defined as data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time - the…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 19, 2014 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

Small Data is Beautiful

The tech marketing hype machine shouting "Big Data" has drowned out the fact that more actionable, valuable insights are likely to be found in small versus large data sets. There are a number of reasons for this phenomenon, but a major reason is the curse of big data. "Big data" means…
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Added by Michael Walker on April 10, 2013 at 8:03pm — 3 Comments

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