Analytically Speaking Featuring Pedro Saraiva, July 12

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Former academician and now Portugal MP Pedro Saraiva says that Parliaments and societies will improve if more people with a good statistical background become MP. Learn about the paradoxes and issues in statistics and politics.
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Fact over Fiction

Politics is a distracting affair which I generally believe it’s best to stay out of if you want to be able to concentrate on research. Nevertheless, the US presidential election looks like something that directly politicizes the idea and process of research by damaging the association of scientists & students, funding for basic research, and creating political censorship. A core question here is: What to do? Today’s March for Science is a good step, but I’m not sure it will change many minds. Unlike most scientists, I grew up in a a county (Linn) which voted overwhelmingly for Trump. As a consequence, I feel like I must translate the mindset a bit. For the median household left behind over my lifetime a march by relatively affluent people protesting the government cutting expenses will not elicit much sympathy. Discussion about the…
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Cartoon: Make Data Great Again

Previous post Next post            Tweet Tags: Cartoon, Donald Trump, Politics This KDnuggets cartoon considers a speech that a certain presidential candidate can give on a topic of Big Data. By Gregory Piatetsky, KDnuggets. Candidate: “Big” Data is so sad. With me, you will get “YUGE” Data, and we will make data great again! When criticized, the candidate…
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Political Data Science: Analyzing Trump, Clinton, and Sanders Tweets and Sentiment

Political Data Science: Analyzing Trump, Clinton, and Sanders Tweets and Sentiment            Tweet Previous post Tags: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, ParseHub, Politics, Sentiment Analysis, Twitter This post shares some results of political text analytics performed on Twitter data. How negative are the US Presidential candidate tweets? How does the media mention the candidates in tweets? Read…
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Global Strategy Group: Senior Associate, Analytics

Previous post Next post            Tweet Tags: Analytics, Data Scientist, Global Strategy Group, New York City, NY, Politics Seeking a Senior Associate to work with our team to help develop new products and methodologies, and integrate analytics capabilities into GSG’s research services. Company: Global Strategy GroupLocation: New York City, NYWeb: www.globalstrategygroup.comPosition: Senior Associate, Analytics_Contact_:Apply online. Looking to bring…
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Trump vs Clinton – What are the Odds?

Previous post            Tweet Tags: Donald Trump, Elections, Hillary Clinton, Politics Even with 5% advantage for Clinton, statistical analysis and examining how undecided break towards these candidates, we estimate a 25%-30% chance that Trump would be elected president. By Salil Mehta, Statistical Ideas. comments This is a fast look at the current polling of the 2016 general election…
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Visualizing Unstructured Analysis – Elections, Words, and Zika virus

           Tweet Previous post Next post Tags: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, OpenText, Politics, Zika virus Unstructured data has proven to be a big analytics challenge. This week in the Data Driven Digest, we’re serving up some ingenious visualizations of unstructured data and making it talk. comments By Stannie Holt, OpenText. As the 2016 Presidential campaigns finish New…
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Money vs Votes in New Hampshire Primary – SuperPACs not very effective

Previous post            Tweet Tags: Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Elections, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, NH, Politics We examine the money and votes in New Hampshire 2016 Primary. Over $100 million was spent by all campaigns, with hugely varying results, and no apparent correlation between money and votes. By Gregory Piatetsky, KDnuggets. comments The New Hampshire primary held on…
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Money does buy votes, unless you are Jeb Bush

Previous post            Tweet Tags: Donald Trump, IA, Jeb Bush, Politics, USA Can money buy votes? In Iowa republican caucuses Jeb Bush spent about $2,700/per vote, with little to show. However, without Jeb, there is a strong correlation between money and votes, with $210/vote on average. We also find that spending more time in Iowa does not help.…
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