Monthly Archives: February 2012

What Good is a College Education

In Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman uses the shorthand descriptors “System 1” and “System 2” to stand for an automatic system of thinking and an effortful system of thinking respectively.  System 1 operates quickly and automatically and is generally … Continue reading

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Teaching Statistics is Hard – Expected Value Edition

I alluded to one difficulty in teaching statistics at the end of this earlier post.  Here is another – also gleaned from Daniel Kahneman’s book  Thinking, Fast and Slow. My lecture on expected value usually seems to fall flat.  I … Continue reading

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