Archive for the ‘Media Analysis’ Category

This week’s cover story in The New York Times Magazine was a profile of Adam Grant, a Wharton professor who specializes in workplace dynamics. The author of the article was pleased by the way Grant revamped offices to use positive, warm-hearted means of motivation. In one example: [A]t the call center, Grant proposed a simple,

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It turns out one answer to the question asked in math classes across the country: When am I ever going to use this? is “In the jury box.” In today’s New York Times Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez take judges and juries to task in their op-ed “Justice Flunks Math.” Miscalculation by judges and lawyers

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Co-authored with Gwern Branwen, who did most of the work. Data & code available here. Updates 11/09 3:30pm Pacific: Updated Brier scores, added Simon Jackman, added ‘2008 Repeat’ baseline. 11/09 9pm Pacific: Updated scores, added Wang & Ferguson. 11/11 2:30am Pacific: Added appendix, updated scores with final batch of data from Wang & Ferguson. 11/26

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