Most Data Analyses are Fraud. Opinions disguised as Fact.
How do you tell the difference? Read on to find out.
Statistical analyses of experiments are usually accompanied by p-values (short for probability value).
What exactly is a p-value? Experiments have data and claims. The data is supposed to confirm or…
In How to Draw Sri Lanka’s New Electoral Map, we discussed the workings of an Electoral Map Mapping Algorithm (EMMA).
We concluded Proportional Representation, First-Past-the-Post or Both? with the three questions including,
In 5 Properties of Good Electoral Maps, we answered a meta-question needed to answer the above, namely,
“What properties make a…
In Proportional Representation, First-Past-the-Post or Both, we discussed three alternatives to Proportional Representation (PR) — the Electoral System currently used in Sri Lankan General Elections.
We concluded with three questions, the first of which was,
“What would the Electoral Map look like if we returned to FPTP or adopted some…
A select committee of the Sri Lankan Parliament, headed by Dinesh Gunawardena, is considering reforms to the electoral system and election laws. Among other topics, the electoral system for Parliamentary Elections is under review.
Its data source is Startup SL: a platform run by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA).
Currently, there are about 550 Startups. I…
The universe is made of information. You might even say that the universe is information. And with time, the quantity of information is increasing. A physicist might tell you that this is the only credible definition of time. The direction in which information increases.
It’s difficult to separate (or even…
What comes to mind when you hear the words “Experience Economy”?
You might imagine the latest social-media oligarch proselytizing his latest idea to get teenagers to look at cats or babies doing amazing things.
But “Experience Economy” extends far beyond instant gratification and influences. …
The world has two parts: a subjective world that we experience; and an objective world full of information. We cannot say, with certainty, that the latter exist, as we can only experience it through the former. But let’s leave that for later.
What is relevant is experience, and how we…
Consider the following map of Sri Lanka, presenting the results of the 2019 Sri Lankan Presidential Election.
In my previous article, The “Map”, I wrote about two problems with this representation.