Survey Says: Big Data, We Have Some Work to Do.

I recently read, per the tweeted recommendation of Secret Life of Pronouns author James Pennebaker, Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz.  See Seth Stephens-Davidowitz’s book Everybody Lies. Best #bigdata/#language book in years. Must read for #socialpsychology #economics — James W Pennebaker (@jwpennebaker) June 2, […]

Excel Conditional Formatting for Statistical Significance

This summer I am taking a course on measurement theory … which is as difficult as it sounds. But one of the complications of the course has little to do with sophisticated statistics or management theories. It is a problem faced by analysts everywhere, at any level of analysis: the formatting and presentation of the […]

Does the Upset Election Kill Big Data?

  It’s been about a month since the US presidential election, when Donald Trump was elected contrary to the prediction of nearly every poll. Since then, there’s been lots of talk about “the death of Big Data” — is it really that impressive, if we failed to predict an election by this much? While I have many […]

The Confidence Interval Economy: Mistakes and Career

Excellent piece yesterday by Rob Collie at PowerPivotPro about seeing yourself as a Michelangelo of data. This is a topic that I discussed many times that I am totally on board with. I have argued to look at Excel as a medium of expression and a way to find beauty at your cubicle.  Rob points […]

Big Data Panel at Weatherhead

The Big Data Panel at Case Western Reserve University Homecoming, 10/9/15 Last week was Homecoming at my graduate school alma mater, Case Western Reserve University. The Weatherhead School of Management provided a full day of events — it was like being a student again, only with better food. The main draw for me was a […]