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All Blog Posts Tagged 'John' (3)

Baby Steps

I need to start somewhere in my goal to become a Mad Data Scientist.  One of the first places I check was Coursera.org

For those of you who are not familiar with Coursera is a for-profit educational technology company that offers massive open online courses (MOOCs).  Coursera works with universities to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in physics, engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social…

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Added by Jerry Smith on September 15, 2015 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Caveat Data Scientist: Public Trust Low for Science

A new paper entitled "Gaining Trust as well as Respect in Communicating Science Topicspublished in the Proceedings of the…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 24, 2014 at 5:07pm — No Comments

The Deadly Data Science Sin of Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias occurs when people actively search for and favor information or evidence that confirms their preconceptions or hypotheses while ignoring or slighting adverse or mitigating evidence. It is a type of cognitive bias (pattern of deviation in judgment that occurs in…

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Added by Michael Walker on April 24, 2014 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

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