Tag Archives: Human side of statistics

Recommended: Communicating Statistical Findings to Consulting Clients Operating in a Decisionmaking Climate: Best and Worst Practices

There were a large number of excellent talks at the 2014 Joint Statistics Meeting. This session discusses practical issues associated with communication. Although I did not attend this session, it looks pretty good and the speakers have all placed their slides in a single location. Continue reading

PMean: Course proposal on setting up an independent consulting practice

I was asked to prepare a proposal on a short course about consulting for an upcoming Statistics conference. I had talked about this in an earlier blog post. Here is the official submission which includes the course description, outline and objectives, some information about my qualifications to teach the class, and a summary of how this class fits into the theme of the conference. Here’s what I wrote. Continue reading

Recommended: The riddle of experience vs. memory

There are a series of experiments that show that your memory of an event is colored more by the experience at the end of the event. This leads to some fascinating contradictions between what you should want from a rational perspective and what you actually want. The speaker is a Nobel-Prize winning Economist who has developed much of the research in behavioral economics. Continue reading