The relationship between COVID-19 and the impoverished community begs for research. This study from Louisiana suggest it is not so simple.Read More COVID-19 & Poverty?
The current diversity is not leading toward more inclusion, it is leading toward more division. A person can live happily in a group of programs that reinforce their own world view. Diversity in our communication system is increasing, it is not bringing people together, it is splitting them apart. I no longer have to hear your viewpoint because our communication experience no longer has to be the same.Read More Effects of Media Diversity
It helps to start with a mental model of the variables and how they relate to one another. If you remember your grade school math, you might remember the Venn diagram. Basically, a person must be part of the potentially exposed group to contract the virus. Among those that contract, some will have severe symptoms, […]Read More Understanding COVID-19 Variables
A business looking to have accurate, reliable information must actively consider where their numbers do not tell the whole story. By adjusting for error in the model, the predictions may be more complex but more accurate.Read More Random Error of COVID-19
As a qualitative analysis guy, people assume I live and die by statistics. The problem is that quantitative analysis can mislead if you use the numbers incorrectly. It is essential that the person using statistics think carefully about the purpose of the measure and what they really represent. It is easy to draw a misleading […]Read More Using the Correct Numbers
In the next 24 hours, Tropical Storm Barry is expected to exit the gulf and likely headed right at my little slice of heaven. Now, this is not so bad, winds are not expected to be above tropical storm force in my town, and I just put a 120 mile an hour roof on the […]Read More A Natural Event / A Broadcasters’ Event
Anyone looking through the report is struck by the number of redactions. It as been the source of news coverage and comedy. The next section looks at the distribution of the redactions. First, most of the redactions occur in the first of three parts including Part 1 concentrating on conspiracy claims (199 pages), Part 2 concentrating on obstruction of justice (182 pages) and Appendices (39 pages excluding header and blank pages).Read More Mueller Report by the Numbers
Online applications are basically surveys and should be treated as such. As an experienced surveyor, I see the mistakes made by inexperienced surveyors in these automated job applications.Read More Six Mistakes Employers Make in Automated Job Application Systems
The role of the external evaluator is much like a financial auditor. The auditor makes sure the money is spent appropriately. The external evaluator checks to see if the money is spent effectively. Evaluation reports inform the team, suggests an improvement, and justifies the use of resources.Read More Why do external evaluations?
The polls have taken a huge hit in the past, especially since the 2016 election that correctly predicted the popular vote for Clinton but failed to predict the electoral college victory of Trump. The tend has only been exasperated by bad methodology and push polling.Read More Reporting Data Journalism