Week 5, Day 5
Theme: Analytic Errors
This week's theme is mistakes. Today we look into how easy it is to start out with an incorrect assumption. The example here is also very entertaining.
WATCH Today's task: Why do crack dealers still live with their moms? Streamed
Key takeout: Populist - definitely. Entertaining - absolutely. In this talk Levitt examines the links between real-world events, and finds many instances where the data simply doesn't back up popular belief. How often do you re-examine your basic assumptions? Doing so when building or evaluating your hypotheses should be a mandatory part of any analysts checklist. Now go out and read the blog!
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