Tag Archives: sampling

Discrimination, representation, and ecological fallacies

By | February 6, 2014

​Back in November 2013, Alice Marwick published an article in Wired Online entitled “Silicon Valley Isn’t a Meritocracy. And It’s Dangerous to Hero-Worship Entrepreneurs”. In it, she basically claimed that women and minorities were being systematically cut out of the Silicon Valley elite by assorted Powers That Be. It’s an interesting article, and as might be suspected, it… Read More »

Exploring Causality (Part 5 of several)

By | August 5, 2013

Research is a lot about studying the characteristics of large things — large populations of people and organizations, big ideas and concepts, lots of time. But often large things aren’t all that easy to get at. More usually, the population is not available to us for a variety of practical reasons, and we only have access to pieces… Read More »