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Post#481 » by slick_watts » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:15 pm

hardenASG13 wrote:https://www.espn.com/fantasy/football/story/_/id/27054210/100-facts-2019-fantasy-football-season

This article always makes me think of a lot of you guys, who think the stats you post are 100 percent conclusive evidence/strong points. Take the time to read the intro, as that is what I’m referring to not the football numbers. Stats can be used/manipulated to argue almost anything, depending on your agenda and which ones you want to use or ignore. It’s about being able to understand the context of the stats you are seeing, and interpreting what they are really saying.

I have a masters degree in applied behavior analysis. The entire grad track is basically centered around taking valid data, knowing how to interpret it, and how to derive an accurate picture of it and identifying trends. Most of you who try to be smarter than everyone because of the numbers you use as undeniable evidence are way, way, worse at these things than you realize, and would be laughed at in any intelligent conversation regarding interpreting and understanding data/statistics.


that's not a real degree.
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Post#482 » by jambalaya » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:36 pm

Stats can be manipulated... especially if you are media with no integrity. That's the main conclusion from that link.
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Post#483 » by hardenASG13 » Mon Jul 1, 2019 12:46 am

jambalaya wrote:Stats can be manipulated... especially if you are media with no integrity. That's the main conclusion from that link.


Or a realgm forum poster with way too much time on their hands
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Post#484 » by hardenASG13 » Mon Jul 1, 2019 12:46 am

slick_watts wrote:
hardenASG13 wrote:https://www.espn.com/fantasy/football/story/_/id/27054210/100-facts-2019-fantasy-football-season

This article always makes me think of a lot of you guys, who think the stats you post are 100 percent conclusive evidence/strong points. Take the time to read the intro, as that is what I’m referring to not the football numbers. Stats can be used/manipulated to argue almost anything, depending on your agenda and which ones you want to use or ignore. It’s about being able to understand the context of the stats you are seeing, and interpreting what they are really saying.

I have a masters degree in applied behavior analysis. The entire grad track is basically centered around taking valid data, knowing how to interpret it, and how to derive an accurate picture of it and identifying trends. Most of you who try to be smarter than everyone because of the numbers you use as undeniable evidence are way, way, worse at these things than you realize, and would be laughed at in any intelligent conversation regarding interpreting and understanding data/statistics.


that's not a real degree.


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Post#485 » by spearsy23 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:48 pm

“If you're getting stops and you're making threes and the other team's not scoring, that's when you're going to see a huge point difference there,” coach Billy Donovan said.

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