21 Sep Data Transformation: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly – ONLINE
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
statistics seminar | level: intermediate |
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affiliation: Ghent University
The Good about data transformations is that they readily bring the data close to the assumptions necessary for model building and interpretation. The Bad is that: deciding which transformation to use can sometimes be frustrating if the effects are not observed. In addition if wrongly applied they might lead to biased inferences. The Ugly fact about transformations is that they are buried in the very core of may subject areas that they are blindly applied without paying attention to the missed opportunities of using the raw data or other approaches. In this seminar, an attempt will be made to shift the Adhoc paradigms onto more Intuitive/Alternative approaches to data modifications.