Dry, with hints of stone fruit, and a subtle aftertaste of the null hypothesis

September 3, 2009 at 8:15 pm

| Gabriel |

The number of gold medals won by different wines at competition follows a binomial but you’d expect this under the null. In fact, it appears that wins are totally random and the various competitions are not indicators loading on a latent “quality” variable. I’m trying to figure out if this makes me take Benjamin and Podolny more or less seriously. I’m thinking more, since if quality isn’t an issue that pretty much eliminates any question about spuriousness. In related news, The New Yorker had an interesting article about two buck chuck a few months ago.
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