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Explaining Bayesian Problems Using Visualizations (by Luana Micallef)

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Tweeted by Liam Donaldson (former British CMO) with the message: “Good to see consumer group publish comparative performance data, in this case tx ovarian cancer. Need more of it in UK.”

Health data, clean ordinal rankings plus gentle online visualization equals information that will be read on more than one continent. Get your stats skills upgraded now, there’s a job market for it! (Or at least I hope so.)

hphwd:

Tweeted by Liam Donaldson (former British CMO) with the message: “Good to see consumer group publish comparative performance data, in this case tx ovarian cancer. Need more of it in UK.”

Health data, clean ordinal rankings plus gentle online visualization equals information that will be read on more than one continent. Get your stats skills upgraded now, there’s a job market for it! (Or at least I hope so.)

Sometimes, graph matrixes are painful.

Sometimes, graph matrixes are painful.

The problem may be briefly stated: What does “median mortality of eight months” signify in our vernacular? I suspect that most people, without training in statistics, would read such a statement as “I will probably be dead in eight months” - the very conclusion that must be avoided, since it isn’t so, and since attitude matters so much.
CancerGuide: The Median Isn’t the Message
A blog companion to a bunch of courses on quantitative methods.

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