Ten Fatal Flaws in Data Analysis

Things that will make you redo your entire analysis … if you recognize them.

Charlie Kufs
Nov 7, 2010 · 7 min read
by Life Imitates Doodles, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Mistakes happen, especially in work as complicated as analyzing data. But there’s a difference between minor lapses and fundamental flaws. If you can fix a mistake without redoing your entire analysis, it’s not a fatal flaw. Here are ten examples of real fatal flaws.