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Brendan Nyhan is an American political scientist and professor at Dartmouth College. He is also a liberal to moderate political blogger, author, and political columnist. He was born in Mountain View, California and now lives in Hanover, New Hampshire.
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Thinking Clearly with Data
A Guide to Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Anthony Fowler - 2021-11-16
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An engaging introduction to data science that emphasizes critical thinking over statistical techniquesAn introduction to data science or statistics shouldn't involve proving complex theorems or memorizing obscure terms and formulas, but that is exactly what most introductory quantitative textbooks emphasize. In contrast, Thinking Clearly with Data ...
Brendan Nyhan
2022-01-01T14:46:31.000Z
Updated syllabus for my intro stats class to incorporate @ethanbdm and Fowler's book ( which provides crucial insights missing from standard intro texts on causal inference & inferential mistakes - we need to do more to teach these      source
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On Scandal
Moral Disturbances in Society, Politics, and Art (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences, Series Number 31)
Ari Adut - 2009-07-13
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Scandal is the quintessential public event. Here is the first general and comprehensive analysis of this ubiquitous moral phenomenon. Taking up wide-ranging cases in society, politics, and art, Ari Adut shows when wrongdoings generate scandals and when they do not. He focuses on the emotional and cognitive experience of scandals and the relationshi...
Brendan Nyhan
2021-03-19T00:28:48.000Z
The book to read here is Ari Adut, On Scandal Once allegations of misconduct become common knowledge, individuals & institutions are often forced to repudiate the target of the allegations because of the public nature of the charges      source