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How to separate Fraud from Genuine Data Analysis

On P-Values, Cheating, Cost and What to do about these

Most Data Analyses are Fraud. Opinions disguised as Fact.

How do you tell the difference? Read on to find out.


Statistical analyses of experiments are usually accompanied by p-values (short for probability value).

What exactly is a p-value? Experiments have data and claims. The data is supposed to confirm or deny the claim. A p-value is the…




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Nuwan I. Senaratna

Nuwan I. Senaratna

I am a Computer Scientist and Musician by training. A writer with interests in Philosophy, Economics, Technology, Politics, Business, the Arts and Fiction.

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