Archive for Statistical reasoning

Basic Statistical Mistakes

Basic Statistical Mistakes

June 24, 2011 No Comments

I’m reading ‘In the Basement of the Ivory Tower’ by the pseudonymous ‘Professor X,’ who teaches English 101 and 102 as an adjunct at two unnamed colleges in the North East – one a small liberal arts college and …

Fake Expert

Fake Expert: A fallacious appeal to authority in which the 'expert' is not an expert at all.

Expert in the wrong domain

Expert in the wrong domain: a fallacious version of an appeal to authority - i.e. appealing to a doctor...

Slippery Slope

Slippery slope: If we take one step, we’ll have to take all the rest of them because there’s no...

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Post hoc ergo propter hoc: “After this, therefore because of this”, a fallacy in reasoning about causes. (I took...

Poisoning The Well

Poisoning the well: Telling the audience what to think of a speaker when you’re introducing the speaker (My next...