Silver’s gold standards for stats

Nate Silver’s Statistical Standards:

  1. Statistics aren’t just numbers
  2. Data requires context
  3. Correlation is not causation
  4. The average is still the most useful statistical tool ever invented
  5. Human intuition can often cause errors when it comes to making statistical judgments and inferences
  6. A probabilistic forecast expresses uncertainty instead of trying to conceal it
  7. Know thy priors
  8. The word “complex” isn’t always a compliment
  9. Insiderism is the enemy of scientific objectivity
  10. Making predictions improves accountability

Nate Silver: What I need from statisticians – Statistics Views.

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