Who Counts? The power of participatory statistics

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Edited By Jeremy Holland, published by Practical Action. 2013 (from the Practical Action website) "Local people can generate their own numbers – and the statistics that result are powerful for themselves and can influence policy. Since the early 1990s there has been a quiet tide of innovation in generating statistics using ...

The impact of statistics classes ;-)

Monday, February 11th, 2013

(found via Duncan Green at Oxfam)   What she should then have said: "Well, let's look to see if there is any plausible causal mechanism underneath this correlation" "Can you remember where you were when you first changed your mind? Can you remember what the discussion was about at that time?" See also ...

Stories vs. Statistics: The Impact of Anecdotal Data on Accounting Decision Making

Friday, May 14th, 2010

James Wainberg , Thomas Kida, James F. Smith March 12, 2010  Download pdf copy Abstract: Prior research in psychology and communications suggests that decision makers are biased by anecdotal data, even in the presence of more informative statistical data. A bias for anecdotal data can ...

“Text Analysis under Time Pressure. Tools for humanitarian and development workers”

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

By Aldo Benini "The purpose of this paper is to add simple productivity tools for text analysis, by publicizing existing ones and by adding one that I created. “Simple” is a relative term. As the diagram in the Summary ...