Weekly Question #1: Complete by September 7, 2016
Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on September 7, 2016. Remember, it only needs to be three or four sentences. For these weekly questions, I’m mainly interested in your opinions, not so much particular “facts” from the class!
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Here is the question:
“Conventional wisdom” are statements people generally accept as true but are never really tested. One example is the belief that a company should avoid hiring people with criminal records. These can be supported or disproved through data – i.e., Evolv’s discovery that people with criminal records are up to 1.5% more productive than the average worker.
Give an example of a piece of conventional wisdom you’ve heard and explain what data you would collect to test it.