Blog

Recent Post

The One Reason Your Correlation Results Are Probably Wrong

The One Reason Your Correlation Results Are Probably Wrong

I’m sure you all know how to do a correlation analysis to test if one variable is related to another. You probably even know when to use a Spearman correlation test over a Pearson correlation test. But did you know that the answers from these tests are probably wrong? When you have a pair of variables, finding a statistical…

21 Inspiring Books to Get Started in Data Science

21 Inspiring Books to Get Started in Data Science

​In this blog post we’re going to introduce you to 21 of the most inspiring books to help you get started in Data Science. These books are categorised by statistics, Machine Learning, R, Python, data visualisation and data ethics so that you can choose books from each category and you don’t miss a thing! Continue Reading

Free Data Science eBooks – January 2018

Free Data Science eBooks – January 2018

Now that Christmas and the New Year are behind us the nights are becoming a little longer with each passing day. Nevertheless, there’s still loads of cold winter nights left to endure (unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case – throw me a shrimp on the barbie!). It’s time to dust off your New…

5 Correlation – Causation Traps You’ll Fall For

5 Correlation – Causation Traps You’ll Fall For

How many times have you heard that ‘correlation is not causation’? Many times, I’m sure. So you know not to say things like ‘wow, the correlation between A and B has a p-value of 0.000001 so A must be causing B…’. I wish I had a pound for every time a very experienced, intelligent scientist with PhDs…

Statistics is Dead – Long Live Data Science…

Statistics is Dead – Long Live Data Science…

I keep hearing Data Scientists say that ‘Statistics is Dead’, and they even have big debates about it attended by the good and great of Data Science. Interestingly, there seem to be very few actual statisticians at these debates. So why do Data Scientists think that stats is dead? Where does the notion that there is no longer…

Free Data Science eBooks – November 2017

Free Data Science eBooks – November 2017

The clocks fell back an hour last week, halloween is behind us and there’s only a few days until bonfire night – most of the autumn has already gone and the nights are getting colder and longer. What better time to get comfy under a nice warm blanket with a hot mug of cocoa and a…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!