Andrew Gelman is giving a talk..

Truthfully, I don’t even know where Hunter College is, but the statistician Andrew Gelman will be giving a talk there on Thursday, and he has helpfully posted his slides in advance.  Aside from some really smart advice on dealing with the problem of estimating small effects, the slides contain a fairly powerful demolishing of that study by Satoshi Kanazawa suggesting that beautiful people have more daughters.  It’s worth a read if for no other reason that that.


One thought on “Andrew Gelman is giving a talk..

  1. […] women have more daughters” idea that Andrew Gelman took apart on statistical grounds in that talk I linked to before, and he’s no stranger to provocative headlines in general.  Given the nature of the title […]

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