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Title: Calling BS on Big Data
Post by: nonattender on May 12, 2017, 01:46:29 PM
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/popular-uw-class-teaches-students-when-to-call-bs-on-big-data-claims/

Great idea for a class.  I don't know that this will replace teaching critical thinking skills over "social sciences" - but it's a start...
Title: Re: Calling BS on Big Data
Post by: Rob L on May 12, 2017, 04:09:38 PM
Thanks for the post. I'll look forward to watching the lectures on YouTube.
Title: Re: Calling BS on Big Data
Post by: Fred93 on May 12, 2017, 04:17:47 PM
I don't know that this will replace teaching critical thinking skills over "social sciences" ..

Not a chance.  Professors have very busy schedules.  Gotta make that protest rally at 2 o'clock.
Title: Re: Calling BS on Big Data
Post by: rawraw on May 15, 2017, 03:39:53 PM
If you want to think critically about models, the EconTalk podcast is great course into how to think critically about results.