Thought Provoking: Three Lessons From The Nate Silver Controversy

Nate Silver's final projections
As I stated in an earlier post "My favorite element of this years federal election was the rise of numerical data analysis thanks in large part to Nate Silver. As a political science major numbers were always connected with history - but Nate Silver was able to take baseball saber-metrics to the political world and create analysis that was accurate and number informed."

The article "Three Lessons From The Nate Silver Controversy" looks at the impact and implications of Nate Silver on the past and future election. The articles three take aways: "1. The modelers are here to stay. 2. Elections are less surprising than most of us think. 3. Political expertise must – and will – be redefined." To read expanding points and reasoning I recommend checking out the article here.

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