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nonattender

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Calling BS on Big Data
« 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...
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Rob L

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Re: Calling BS on Big Data
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 04:09:38 PM »
Thanks for the post. I'll look forward to watching the lectures on YouTube.

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Re: Calling BS on Big Data
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Calling BS on Big Data
« Reply #3 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.