Statistics
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Reflections on Statistical Non-Significance

KMcCormickBlog - December 6, 2011

Statistical Hypothesis testing does an OK job at avoiding proving the presence of effects, but it does a mediocre job (or worse) at disproving them. There are…

Analytics
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Your Statistical Result is Below .05: Now What?

KMcCormickBlog - October 17, 2011

When you get a statistical result, one too often immediately jumps to the conclusion that the finding “is statistically significant” or “is not statistically significant.” While that…

Best Practices
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The Data Miner’s Role as Honest Broker and Change Agent

KMcCormickBlog - October 12, 2011

They say that you can’t be a prophet in your own land. As someone who is always an outsider to the organizations that I Data Mine in,…

Data Mining
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Essential Elements of Data Mining

KMcCormickBlog - September 26, 2011

This is my attempt to clarify what Data Mining is and what it isn’t. According to Wikipedia, “In philosophy, essentialism is the view that, for any specific…

Culture/Leadership
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Want to Get Certified in Data Mining?

KMcCormickBlog - August 24, 2011

Options for formal Data Mining training in university settings are exploding. Just during the week that I have been collecting resources, and putting this together new programs…