“Everybody Lies” by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz – a review

Anna Duncan

I'm a PhD student with Glasgow University's experimental particle physics group. I work on the ATLAS experiment, analysing data collected at the Large Hadron Collider in order to search for new physics.

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  1. August 18, 2019

    […] Motivated by the various hazards of this newfound predictive power, the book closes with a warning: with big data comes big responsibility. Correlations are easy to find. However, correlation need not imply causation, and the more you look the more likely you are to stumble upon a coincidental correlation linking two entirely independent variables (as a team who attempted to predict the stock market using Twitter data found out to their dismay1). […]

  2. November 26, 2019

    […] Duncan, Anna. “‘Everybody Lies’ by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz – a Review • TheGIST.” TheGIST, 13 Feb. 2019, https://the-gist.org/2018/11/everybody-lies-by-seth-stephens-davidowitz-a-review/.  […]

  3. November 27, 2020

    […] Duncan, Anna. “’Everybody Lies’ by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz – a review.” The Gist: Glasgow Insight into Science & Technology, 9 November 2018, accessed on 25 November 2020, https://the-gist.org/2018/11/everybody-lies-by-seth-stephens-davidowitz-a-review/. […]

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