algorithms, statistics, critical thinking
Bergstrom, Carl T. and Jevin D. West. 2020. Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World. (New York: Random House) 336 pp. ISBN 978-0525509202.
While statistical methods receive greater attention, the art of critically evaluating information in everyday life more commonly depends on thinking outside the black box of the algorithm. In this piece we introduce readers to our book and associated online teaching materials—for readers who want to more capably call “bullshit” or to teach their students to do the same.
West, Jevin D., and Carl T. Bergstrom. "An Introduction to Calling Bullshit: Learning to Think Outside the Black Box." Numeracy 15, Iss. 1 (2022): Article 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/1936-46126.96.36.1995
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