Sat, 02 Oct 2021
Simplest example of Simpson's paradox
I had read many times about Simpson's paradox but it never quite clicked for me. I saw many examples, but I couldn't quite get what was really going on. And I could never remember the numbers in the examples, so I couldn't ponder it while waiting for the bus or whatever.
Last month I sat down and thought about it, with the idea of coming up with the simplest and most memorable possible example. Here it is.
This is Simpson's paradox.
Now I understand Simpson's paradox.
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