4 thoughts on “Nice poster: Data Fallacies to Avoid

  1. Thanks so much for sharing! This is a very useful compilation to share with colleagues. I am a teacher in the English state sector and our students´ results are analysed after every set of exams. Years ago, when this tendency starter, a colleague who was far braver and closer to retirement than me, identified a correlation between students´ results and their home addresses containing only even numbers. He then suggested to start considering inseam trouser length.

    Obviously I am biased, but I think that the overuse and abuse of data has impacted on teacher´s retention by increasing our workload and having our´ “performance” evaluated in biased ways that cannot be argued with because they are supported by “data”.

    Thank you for blog. I have been following it for a while and in my experience it is the only general pedagogy blog worth following for a teacher of languages like me.

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