Simpson's Paradox

Published on January 10, 2018
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This video is about Simpson’s paradox, a statistical paradox and ecological fallacy where seemingly contradictory results are implied by a single set of data depending on how it’s grouped. The paradox can arise in medical studies, student test scores, and so on.

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REFERENCES:

Interactive Simpson’s Paradox Explainer:
http://vudlab.com/simpsons/

Wisconsin vs Texas schools: http://educationnext.org/are-wisconsin-schools-better-than-those-in-texas/

Detailed analysis of Wisconsin vs Texas schools: http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2011/03/longhorns-17-badgers-1.html

National US Standardized Test Data: https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/naepdata/report.aspx?p=2-SCI-3-20153,20113,20093-SRPUV-SDRACE-NP,AL,AK,AZ,AR,CA,CO,CT,DE,DC,FL,GA,HI,ID,IL,IN,IA,KS,KY,LA,ME,MD,MA,MI,MN,MS,MO,MT,NE,NV,NH,NJ,NM,NY,NC,ND,OH,OK,OR,PA,RI,SC,SD,TN,TX,UT,VT,VA,WA,WV,WI,WY,DS-MN_MN-Y_J-0-0-5

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