Correlation, Causation, and Congress

The reddit site /r/dataisbeautiful too often has fun visualizations, but improper meaning derived from them. Some time ago, there was a post showing political donations to congress from the telecom lobby: Clearly the context is to try and show that there’s a lot of money being dumped into congress in order to affect their thinking on votes… Continue reading Correlation, Causation, and Congress

Somewhat Dissatisfied – How to reformulate a KPI to be more statistically balanced

KPI Genealogy There was a project I worked on a long time ago where I was brought in to provide some data science magic on why this group’s KPI wasn’t moving. A KPI is a Key Performance Indicator: something you use to tell you the heartbeat of your business. Are the things we doing having… Continue reading Somewhat Dissatisfied – How to reformulate a KPI to be more statistically balanced