Teaching with Intention

As a life-long student, I’ve been in many classes where the instructor approached a lecture like a monologue scripted beforehand and (attempted to be) delivered flawlessly. The experience was stale and uninteresting. Despite the best efforts of the instructor, I’m sure I retained little if any of the information he or she presented mostly because […]

In Praise of Sampling

I’m not a statistician by training, but as a data scientist statistical methods are extremely important, and I’ve tried to learn as much as I can. Often this is helpful in understanding the reasonable limits and possibilities of what can be inferred from a given dataset. For instance, understanding how the data is distributed in […]