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Heuristics & Biases (borrowed from GSU)

I love graphs and tables 😀

This one is amusing. The more I look through comments on newspapers and blogs, the more I notice the extent to which people rely on some inherently flawed formulas.

There are, of course, ways of countering all of these errors. GSU links to this page which suggests some very effective methods. I had a wonderful professor who had a more simple system but which was equally effective. She’d say (referring to artifacts/a work of art), “When you have something before you, you don’t start analyzing it with a list of statements. You start with a list of good questions.” At the time I wondered why we shouldn’t take a shortcut or two, but it wasn’t long until I spotted easily avoidable mistakes being made because of shortcuts.

 

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10 comments on “Heuristics & Biases (borrowed from GSU)

  1. john zande
    April 5, 2017

    Question one:

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  2. Kaian
    April 5, 2017

    Is it wrong if I find lists like this titillating?

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