Data Skeptic

In the second full length episode of the podcast, we discuss the current state of personalized medicine and the advancements in genetics that have made it possible.


In this mini, we discuss p-values and their use in hypothesis testing, in the context of an hypothetical experiment on plant flowering, and end with a reference to the Particle Fever documentary and how statistical significance played a role.

Direct download: MINI_p-values_.mp3
Category:miniepisode -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

A conversation with Convertro's Nathan Janos about methodologies used to help advertisers understand the affect each of their marketing efforts (print, SEM, display, skywriting, etc.) contributes to their overall return.


In this first mini-episode of the Data Skeptic Podcast, we define and discuss type i and type ii errors (a.k.a. false positives and false negatives).

Direct download: type_i_type_ii.mp3
Category:miniepisode -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

The Data Skeptic Podcast features conversations with topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.

This first episode is a short discussion about what this podcast is all about.

Direct download: Data_Skeptic_Podcast_ep000_-_Introduction.mp3
Category:metadata -- posted at: 3:00am PDT