Statistical essentialism

Somehow this piece on the character traits of chronically late people showed up several times on my Facebook feed this morning. The sweeping generalizations in the quotations reminded me that I’ve been meaning to write a post on a common fallacy that I like to call statistical essentialism. In this... [Read More]
Tags: data

Regulatory Science Reform?

Over the last few days, several people have brought to my attention this story about two regulatory science bills passed earlier this week in the US House. Since the linked story doesn’t do a very good job of explaining why the two bills are controversial — indeed, it doesn’t even... [Read More]
Tags: data policy