Brian Kissell

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How to Lie with Statistics

• <b>Author:</b> Darrell Huff<p>Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller<br>Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, …

Research Design Review

The Total Quality Framework (TQF) is an approach to qualitative research design that integrates quality principles without stifling the fundamental …

UX Design

The Art of Design Research (and Why It Matters)

<i>Design can exist without "the research." But if we don't study the world, we don't always know how or what to create.</i><p>Designers thrive when they have a working concept of what makes people tick, a context that allows them to shape their ideas by considering what people covet and use, and somewhere …

Biased Research, No Matter What the Methodology

Monday 19 March 2012, 6:58 am<p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> This was mistakenly published under my byline when it should have been attributed to Ron Sellers. Sincere …

What Is Big Data?

Big data is new and “ginormous” and scary –very, very scary. No, wait. Big data is just another name for the same old data marketers have always used, and it’s not all <i>that</i> big, and it’s something we should be embracing, not fearing. No, hold on. That’s not it, either. What I meant to say is that …

Actually, The Link Between Sexual Assault And Alcohol Isn’t As Clear As You Think

It’s become common knowledge that alcohol is a major factor that contributes to sexual assaults. On Monday, USA Today published a story quoting …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

The Shape of Your Head and the Shape of Your Mind

How the archaic study of brain shape and head reading — the origin of terms like “highbrow” and “lowbrow,” “well rounded,” and “shrink” — shaped the modern obsession with the mind. One reason phrenology attracted so many followers was that it seemed to provide the toolbox for the American dream.<p>To …

People Are Still Doing That?: Student Rickrolls Teacher With Physics Essay

This is the essay on Niels Bohr that 3rd period physics student Sairam Gudiseva turned into his teacher. As you can see highlighted in yellow unless …

The changing face of psychology

In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – that is, a staggering 97% of published papers were underpinned by statistically significant effects. Where, he …

Giving away your data: from Galton and Google to care.data | Vanessa Heggie

Over the last 200 years personal data has become a valuable commodity and companies, governments and scientists have had to find ways to persuade us to hand it over<p>Every ruler wants statistical information about their kingdom, whether it’s about the number of their soldiers, size of their …