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2016 PyData SF

Mental Models to Use and Avoid as a Data Scientist

Watch the talk on YouTube here:

Link to my Youtube Talk



Gender-Bias Example

Redcard Example


Nature blog posts

Other sources

  • Gelman, Andrew, and Eric Loken. "The garden of forking paths: Why multiple comparisons can be a problem, even when there is no “fishing expedition” or “p-hacking” and the research hypothesis was posited ahead of time." Department of Statistics, Columbia University (2013).

  • Considering the opposite: A corrective strategy for social judgment. Lord, Charles G.; Lepper, Mark R.; Preston, Elizabeth Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 47(6), Dec 1984, 1231-1243.

  • Kerr, Norbert L. "HARKing: Hypothesizing after the results are known." Personality and Social Psychology Review 2.3 (1998): 196-217.

  • The reusable holdout: Preserving validity in adaptive data analysis, Dwork, C., Feldman, V., Hardt, M., Pitassi, T., Reingold, O., Roth, A, Science, 07 Aug 2015: 636-638.

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