04 October 2007

a bit more on statistics and their misuse

A couple of weeks ago there was a piece published on the New York Times about the "happiness gap" between men and women. A lot of idio . . . people posted comments on the NYT site (and also on Digg and other sites I'm sure).

Anyway, once you've read that article, have a look at this and this; they're both responses by Mark Liberman (a linguist, no less) at Language log. Interesting stuff.

[5 minutes later]

. . . and there's this one too (also from Language log)

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