Wednesday, May 16, 2012


If your data is bad, the statistics generated from those numbers will also be bad:
The National Center for Education Statistics plans to check data on about 5,000 high schools after faulty information from the federal agency led to erroneous rankings for three high schools on U.S. News & World Report’s yearly “Best High Schools” report
Garbage in, garbage out.


KauaiMark said...

...and I thought this was going to be about global warming.

Same thing, different subject

allen (in Michigan) said...

At least they're cheating now. That means that now there's something of significance at stake.

Ellen K said...

It should have been about AGW. Bad data=bad results. We can apply that to countless things starting with AGW and spanning into taxes and unemployment. Bad data to the CBO gave us the allegedly deficit neutral "affordable"healthcare act. It's not affordable, it's a disaster. But it was passed on the weight of bad data.