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Ray Hall's Blog – December 2016 Archive (1)

A Data Professional's Role as an Educator

Anyone who has followed that last few presidential elections has seen how easily data can go from a hero to a zero. Nate Silver was a genius when his model and analysis successfully predicted Obama's electoral wins with great precision in 2008 and 2012. However, after the 2016 election, Mr. Silver and the value of data fell precipitously from grace in the eyes of political pundits and many voters.

Those of us who know better, well... know better. The problem wasn't with the data or…

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Added by Ray Hall on December 23, 2016 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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