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Category Archives: Dichotomization
8. What is a Power Analysis?
People who haven’t the time to do things ‘perfectly’, always have time to do them over. Measure once, cut twice. Measure twice, cut once. ‘My god, you’ve conclusively proven it. Time equals Money.’ *** Cost for Failure Every CEO I’ve … Continue reading
9. Dichotomization as the Devils Tool
There are two types of people, those who classify people into two types of people and those who don’t. Never trust anyone over thirty. As Mason said to Dixon, ‘you gotta draw the line somewhere’. *** Don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading
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10. Parametric or nonparametric analysis – Why one is almost useless
… ‘If you lost your watch in that dark alley, why are we looking here?’ ‘Well, <hic> there’s light here.’ (old chestnut) *** In my last blog, I stated that we should avoid dichotomizing as it throws away a lot … Continue reading