Simpson’s Paradox. CH. 3 Day 4 AP Statistics EQ : What is Simpson’s Paradox ?. What is Simpson’s Paradox?. A reversal of a decision based on finding different averages. Be careful when you average across different levels of a second variable. Unfair or silly averaging is used.
CH. 3 Day 4
Suppose there are two pilots, Moe and Jill. Moe argues that he’s the better pilot since he managed to land 83% of his last 120 flights on time compared with Jill’s 78%.
How can it be that Jill is better at both night and day flights, but Moe is better overall?
For a 1973 study on sex bias in admissions to the graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, the table shows the information obtained for the five largest majors on that campus.
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