Monthly archive November, 2016
On Failure

On Failure

“Enduring a discussant’s dismissive comments on his paper, the grad student is amazed her neck is not dislocated from talking down so much.” Image and caption from Watching Hillary Clinton concede the election last week was a sobering moment for us at Brainy.  Hillary had been working towards the goal of becoming president for a...
Elections, damn elections...and statistics

Elections, damn elections…and statistics

Tomorrow is election day! Americans: please, please, please vote! It’s very important!  On the eve of the election, we thought we’d share of some of our favorite election-related statistical analyses. Since FiveThirtyEight did an amazing job predicting the 2012 election results, people have become more interested in the statistics of polling and election poll aggregators....