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The Tinder Example

This video examines how methodological flaws can impact the reliability of research results through the lens of a real-world experiment into online dating behaviours conducted on the Tinder dating app. …

Examples of over-extrapolation

Now that you understand the basics of what over-extrapolation is, it’s time to consider some examples of where this has occurred in real-life situations. One example is that of Moore’s …

Can you generalise?

In this video, Dr Melissa Humphries introduces the concept of generalisability in research, which refers to the extent to which study results can be applied to a larger population than …

Misleading text in the media

In the age of information overload, we must be critical of the media we consume and discern fact from fiction. Misleading articles, driven by sensationalism and a thirst for clicks, …

Introduction to sampling

In this video, Ashley Dennis-Henderson defines the terms ‘population’, and ‘sample’ as they relate to statistics and data science. You will develop a foundational understanding of sampling methods and their …

Fermi estimation explained

‘$17 million was wasted due to food stamp fraud in the US.’ How do you feel about the headline above? Does it feel like it includes a misleading statistic? If …

What is a filter bubble?

In this video, Dr Melissa Humphries introduces the concept of filter bubbles, which are the result of algorithms that personalise the information we see online. The video explores how filter …

Response bias

In this video, Dr Melissa Humphries explores some different kinds of response bias that can undermine survey results. You will learn about voluntary bias, which occurs when people volunteer to …