Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Posted: 4 Nov 2020, 12:57pm
Oldjohnw wrote:But the evidence of one person's niece and another's wife is not exactly statistically significant, although real.
Sometime all we have is anecdote and personal experience. And even when we have higher levels of evidence that can still be useful to illustrate and to stimulate discussion and engagement.
But when we have higher levels of evidence it can be very damaging to effective policy to persist with anecdotes... they can't be aggregated, as above, and everyone has their own!