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    Katie Metzler
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    I’ve found some great blogs (and you can follow them on Twitter) on the misuse/misunderstanding/misrepresentations of research and statistics and I thought I’d share.

     

    If you have others, please let me know!

     

    http://www.straightstatistics.org/ –

    “A campaign established by journalists and statisticians to
    improve the understanding and use of statistics by government,
    politicians, companies, advertisers and the mass media. By exposing
    bad practice and rewarding good, we aim to restore public confidence
    in statistics.”

     

    http://fullfact.org/

    A non-partisan factcheck organisation campaigning for accuracy in public debate

     

    http://www.badscience.net/

    Ben Goldacre on Bad Science

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    Katie Metzler
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    https://www.coursera.org/ 

    And this is the coolest thing EVER! Free online courses from Stanford, Berkley etc! I’m taking the Statistics course! Join me!!

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