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Data Analysis and Engagement – Does Caring About the Analysis Matter? · Simply Statistics

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Editorial Comments: “This is a good discussion about the value of analysis that incorporates knowledge and care about the analysis. I find that my best collaborations are when my collaborator can communicate the importance of their problem and why what I do matters.” —Ted Laderas

 

Sometimes, when you’re recording a podcast, it’s actually difficult to listen. That’s because while you’re recording you’re monitoring the network lag, the sound levels, the show notes, and the outline. On some episodes I’m just barely hanging on by a thread.

While Hilary Parker and I were recording Episode 50 of Not So Standard Deviations we had a discussion about her experience doing A/B testing at Etsy and how one experiment, which involved showing customers their passwords as they typed them, resulted in an increase in the number of failed login attempts, which was not what they were expecting. In the episode, we discuss how the problem was discovered and resolved and concluded that part of solving the problem involved a familiarity with how web forms can work.

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