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Example 9.27: Baseball and shrinkage

April 16, 2012
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To celebrate the beginning of the professional baseball season here in the US and Canada, we revisit a famous example of using baseball data to demonstrate statistical properties. In 1977, Bradley Efron and Carl Morris published a paper about the Jame...

Example 9.23: Demonstrating proportional hazards

March 13, 2012
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A colleague recently asked after a slide suitable for explaining proportional hazards. In particular, she was concerned that her audience not focus on the time to event or probability of the event. An initial thought was to display the cumulative haz...

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Example 9.21: The birthday "problem" re-examined

February 23, 2012
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The so-called birthday paradox or birthday problem is simply the counter-intutitive discovery that the probability of (at least) two people in a group sharing a birthday goes up surprisingly fast as the group size increases. If the group is only 23 peo...

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Example 9.11: Employment plot

October 25, 2011
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A facebook friend posted the picture reproduced above-- it makes the case that President Obama has been a successful creator of jobs, and also paints GW Bush as a president who lost jobs. Another friend pointed out that to be fair, all of Bush's presi...

Example 9.11: Employment plot

October 25, 2011
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A facebook friend posted the picture reproduced above-- it makes the case that President Obama has been a successful creator of jobs, and also paints GW Bush as a president who lost jobs. Another friend pointed out that to be fair, all of Bush's presi...

Example 9.11: Employment plot

October 25, 2011
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A facebook friend posted the picture reproduced above-- it makes the case that President Obama has been a successful creator of jobs, and also paints GW Bush as a president who lost jobs. Another friend pointed out that to be fair, all of Bush's presi...