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Pearson vs. Spearman Correlation Coefficients

Pearson vs. Spearman Correlation Coefficients

One of the misuses of statistical terminology that annoys me most is the use of the word “correlation” to describe any variable that increases as another variable increases. This monotonic trend seems worth looking for, but it plainly is not what most people discover when they use standard correlation coefficients. This is because the Pearson […]

The End of The Exclusionary Rule?

Dear Supreme Court, Please do not end the Exclusionary Rule. We do not need to encourage the police to disregard the constitutional requirement for warrants. Thank you.