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Startup Activity WI vs CA

Startup Activity WI vs CA

This is to follow up with my previous post – Startup Activity Report 2017 and Truncated Y-Axis. To compare startup activity WI vs CA, I think there no better way than putting them on the same graph so that they share the same y-axis. And […]

Startup Activity Report 2017

Startup Activity Report 2017

The Kauffman Index just released the Startup Activity Report 2017 this month. Wisconsin was ranked the last among 25 large states while California the first. What annoys me in the report is that they used truncated y-axis in all of the graphs. I’m not a […]

How to Read Poll Results

How to Read Poll Results

How do you read poll results? The question for you today is not only about how you read poll results but also about what thought process you have when reading a poll. You might say, “Well, it’s simple. 76% of people love Windows and 24% […]

Welcome to Statistical Mindset

Welcome to Statistical Mindset

Welcome to Statistical Mindset. As a statistician, I am always annoyed by how people misrepresent statistics in the news or publications. No matter it’s by ignorance or on purpose, it’s just simply annoying. Therefore, through this website, I’d like to share some tips on how […]