Charles Barkley’s says “Analytics don’t Work”

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  • elogam  On February 16, 2015 at 3:51 am

    “Analytics”, aka “Statistics”, are only useful to explain demonstrated outcomes. For example, you can say a team is in first place because they have a high shooting percentage, but in actuality high shooting percentages are a characteristic of successful teams. Stats have to be relevant to be useful. To say “100% of homes foreclosed on had a mortgage” is not a useful stat, other than to explain the need to pay off your mortgage if you want to increase your chances of keeping it. I know that 45% of those reading this will disagree with me….

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