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 to read statistics in the news and how to develop a statistical mindset. I believe it’s an essential “skill” in this data-driven world.
In addition, I would like to focus on data visualization techniques and tools. I like graphs. I like beautiful graphs. And I like beautiful and meaningful graphs. It’s a great tool to tell the story behind the data. Yet it’s also a great tool to mislead people. Sometimes it’s easy to identify misleading graphs. Other times, it’s not so easy. With a statistical mindset, I hope everyone can see the flaw in a graph, if any, every time.