statistics is simply a boring form of science fiction – super tuesday edition!

One of our favorite bloggers and former teachers, Mark Kleiman, recently posted a round-up of the latest polling data.

The latest polling data has revealed only the futility of the latest polls. Its probably better to release nothing at all than to release a steaming pile of statistical garbage like this. Essentially, we know nothing, the sample sizes are too small, and any ideas analysts get from this heap of numbers is not likely to be valid or even current within the next 48 hours.

If there’s anything I’ve learned from almost 2 quarters of graduate data analysis and statistical inference, its that statistics is simply a more boring form of science fiction.

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