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I agree. We often take things at face value rather than stop and ask a simple question. The best example I can give is, what is the source of this information. When reading from the web, I ALWAYS check the URL to see WHO is writing.
Thanks! I like to go back to the expression statisticians and data scientists use; “garbage in, garbage out.” In short, bad information can lead to bad decisions.
Thanks for reaching out. I respect your position.
For the greater part of my adult life, I put on a vest, strapped on a gun belt, kissed my kids goodbye, and put my life on the line to fight for those impacted by drug dependence.
Melanie Rockett Yes, and…
People oftentimes want to know the WHY behind a phenomenon. Big data often is unable to answer this question. It is times like these when we must pivot away from the breadth of information and look to the depth of information. This is best accomplished by looking at “Small Data,” i.e. smaller sample sizes with more depth of inquiry.
I think you missed the point of my article. I wasn’t writing to take a position against Trump (who you clearly support). My examples include Trump, that’s all. They could have included Hillary, the Democrats, the Eric Greitens (the Governor of Missouri), or anyone else. Regardless, my objective here was to illuminate…
Thanks for the comment! I would add that all of these people are selling something that is probably TRIED and UNTRUE. For example, 1000 people may have bought their program and out of that, 10 may be the “success stories” proving that the program works…. A 1% success rate.