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Simpson's Paradox

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Published on Oct 24, 2017

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This video is about Simpson's paradox, a statistical paradox and ecological fallacy where seemingly contradictory results are implied by a single set of data depending on how it's grouped. The paradox can arise in medical studies, student test scores, and so on.

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REFERENCES:

Interactive Simpson’s Paradox Explainer:
http://vudlab.com/simpsons/

Wisconsin vs Texas schools: http://educationnext.org/are-wisconsi...

Detailed analysis of Wisconsin vs Texas schools: http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/...

National US Standardized Test Data: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard...

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Created by Henry Reich

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