Performance by Kevin McManus

ISE magazine's monthly column about performance (March 2021)

Using statistics to be probabilistic

If you appreciate sound statistical analysis and cringe at hyperbole, the last several months have been challenging. Key decisions have been made using trends based on low integrity data. System differences have been ignored through attempts to “standardize” performance expectations. Too often, the gap between what we think is possible and what is actually possible from a probability perspective is greater than we expected. Think rule enforcement.


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