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
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
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
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
When setting up an analysis model, it is necessary to consider all the factors that might produce potential effects. The model building or theoretical foundation is necessary to understand statistical relationships. I have often seen researchers quickly come to a conclusion based on a couple of data points and miss that there is something else […]Read More Choosing Your Variables: A Home Video Example
Lies, Dam Lies, and Statistics. We have heard it so many times – mainly from people trying to make a joke to cover their own numerical discomfort. I will admit that statistics can be used to lie. Sometimes the numbers are just completely made up. Sometimes, the numbers are intentionally misrepresented. The statistics are used […]Read More Song Lyric Statistics