This is the message that American University history professor Allan Lichtman has been screaming at the world since 1981: It’s not that the polling system itself is broken — instead, polls behave exactly as they’re designed. The problem is they aren’t designed to predict the...Continue reading »
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So Bull Moose was able to anticipate demand for then-unknown bands such as Pearl Jam and Limp Bizkit before competitors. “We ordered stuff far better than others,” Wickard says, “but we also returned far less merchandise.” Over the past two decades, Wickard and a handful...Continue reading »
Several Boston hospitals began building that platform in 2004 to enable researchers to query vast databases of patients’ electronic health records, letting them study treatment outcomes …. “We could say, ‘I’m looking for age-50 Asian females who were treated with stage III breast cancer,’ …...Continue reading »
“As my internist friend likes to say, ‘Nobody’s healthy — they just haven’t been tested enough,’” says Nigel Paneth, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Michigan State University. Hacking the Human OS, IEEE Spectrum, June 2015. I love data. Once I started to collect...Continue reading »
An warning message from a satellite 1.5 million kilometers in space that gets processed within seconds then waits for someone to type it into an email. Why?Continue reading »
We need data to improve our performance and the surprising finding is that we generally already have just about all we need.Continue reading »
How many times have we measured something and it came out to not mean much of anything to anyone? Pay attention to what Mark Zuckerberg is doing.Continue reading »