Data Skeptic

The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.

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[MINI] Selection Bias

A discussion about conducting US presidential election polls helps frame a converation about selection bias.


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[MINI] Confidence Intervals

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[MINI] Value of Information

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[MINI] Decision Tree Learning

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