Friday, November 2, 2012

Link roundup (week of November 2, 2012)

The week's top data analysis links...


Sally Raskoff, in her post titled "A Tasty Correlation" explores news headlines touting the correlation between chocolate consumption and Nobel Prize winners. (If only it were that simple!)

Using the chocolate example, Raskoff illustrates the difference between correlation and causality in an easy-to-understand summary of one of the basic principles of statistical research. The article would be a useful reading assignment for introductory Statistics or Sociology students.


The New York Times, as usual, provided beautiful and informative illustrations of the magnitude of damage left in the wake of hurricane Sandy.
Source: New York Times
A more detailed screen capture of the power outtages can be seen on FlowingData's post.

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