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Peter Bruce's Blog Posts Tagged 'statistics' (4)

Finding "Gems" in Big Data

(Photo credit:  Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0)

In 1945, Count ,Richard Taaffe* a Dublin gem collector, was sorting through a set of spinel gems that he had bought, and found one…

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Added by Peter Bruce on March 30, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Hot Hand Rises Again

Next month marks the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s first home run.

This year, opening day in baseball signals the “closing day” for one of the classic truisms among sports statisticians: the belief that…

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Added by Peter Bruce on April 6, 2015 at 10:40am — No Comments

The Real Life Consequences of a Losing Oscar Pool: How We Misunderstand Statistics and Make Bad Choices

This week, movie fans around the country engage in the annual ritual of handicapping the Oscar odds, debating public predictions and seeking signs of how their favorites will fare. Can “Birdman” knock out “Boyhood?” Will the “Selma” snub continue?

Hollywood watchers sometimes try to base their calls on statistics, citing the higher Oscar chances for films already honored with British Academy Film or Screen Actors Guild awards. In…

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Added by Peter Bruce on February 19, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Swimming Pools and Nicholas Cage: A Look at How We Misunderstand Correlation

Can the recent four-point Super Bowl victory by the New England Patriots clue us in as to how many people will die in helicopter accidents?

The link between helicopter accident fatalities and Super Bowl point spreads is the latest …

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Added by Peter Bruce on February 9, 2015 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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