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louisw900
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Re: Radio Show: Fake News, Trusting Data and Critical Thinking
louisw900   12/23/2016 1:55:03 PM
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@kq4ym    Great point.   This issue of analysis and analyzing data is subject to many more factors than are being accounted for - the election exposed this again.  Social scientist and Psychologist would be a great addition towards understanding these areas that continue to trip up the traditional analyst.

kq4ym
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Re: Radio Show: Fake News, Trusting Data and Critical Thinking
kq4ym   12/22/2016 4:21:55 PM
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It may be that not only will we need lots of data scientists for future analysis, but also we'll need to consult with social scientists and psychologists to warn us from errors due to the way our brains work and how our views are affected by opinions and extraneous data we receive that may be truthful or not....and how to tell the difference and stick to the facts in coming to decision making.

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Re: Radio Show: Fake News, Trusting Data and Critical Thinking
Ariella   12/21/2016 5:55:12 PM
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Happily, though, the person who assigned the report to me understands that point and said she'd pass it on to the person who was in charge of the data. 

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Re: Radio Show: Fake News, Trusting Data and Critical Thinking
Ariella   12/20/2016 4:08:38 PM
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This is coming up for me now. I'm working on a write up of a survey. The takeaways stress changes in answers to questions after the election. While those measures are valid, highlighting those without the context of what the baseline can be misleading. When you merely report a 25% increase, all you show is that there is more of that now. But if that baseline was only 10% of responses, then even with the increase, you're still at a fairly low percentage. So leaving off the context can give a very misleaidng impression.

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Radio Show: Fake News, Trusting Data and Critical Thinking
louisw900   12/20/2016 1:00:57 PM
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I am really looking forward to this Radio Show - the perfect topic to end the year with.  Can we trust our Data ?  Do we trust our Data ? 

 What has happened to critical thinking ?  It obviously not a skill that was taught much in the past and looks to be on the ropes in today's fake news era.   

An hour will not be long enough for this one, I hope many from the community will be there to talk about these hot topics which will only grow in importance as society moves forward.



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