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Watch one or more of the following videos discussing randomness, statistics, and the science of prediction, and then submit a brief (1/2 to 1-page) summary. Upload the file indoc, docx, or pdf format (if pdf, make sure you saved it or exported it as a pdf and did not scan or photograph it).
Tell me in your own words (DO NOT simply cut and paste) what the overall video was about, describe 1 or 2 of the examples that you found most interesting/useful, and discuss if and how your view or acceptance of statistics/probabilty you hear in the media will change.
- Leonard Mlodinow, author of “The Drunkard’s Walk” talks at Google — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0sLuRsu1Do
- Charles Wheelan, author of “Naked Statistics” — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIbr_AksnAc
- Nate Silver, 30+ year old engineer and forecasting superstar — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE4qCJBgfIk
He founded the data journalism website FiveThirtyEight.com (http://fivethirtyeight.com/) where his team looks at, analyzes, and uses statistics and probability in the everyday areas of politics, economics, science, life, and sports. Check it out, I think you’ll like it!