Lies, damned lies, and ...

Note what Rana has to say about the usage of statistics in response to my post on Research;

"Researchers" believe that their credibility goes up if they use statistics. Unfortunately, this is quite true if you wanted to publish in Journals (including American). So, what's the easiest way out? Cite some published paper and use sample size, sampling and even justifiable ratios of your choice to get your work published.

This is a quote from a book "Fooled by Randomness" by NN Taleb that comes to my mind,"It is a mistake to use statistics without logic, but the reverse does not hold: It is not a mistake to use logic without statistics". I am sure one would enjoy the book. In the book he has shown how flawed logic leads to wrong conclusions, something that you talked about.


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