Simson'S Paradox

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August 20, 2014

 

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Unfortunately Simpson's paradox demonstrates that a great deal of care has to be taken when combining small data sets into a large one. Sometimes conclusions from the large data set are exactly the opposite of conclusion from the smaller sets. Unfortunately, the conclusions from the large set are also usually wrong...
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Unfortunately, the conclusions from the large set are also usually wrong. Here is an example. Suppose two people, Ann and Bob, who are let loose on Wikipedia. In the first test, Ann improves 60 percent of the articles she edits while Bob improves 90 percent of the articles he edits. In the second test, Ann improves just 10 percent of the articles she edits while Bob improves 30 percent...
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