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Limitations of summary statistics in understanding complex problems

Limitations of summary statistics in understanding complex problems | Pandemic Safe Buildings |
If annual averages were the only information we considered, 79 AD in Pompeii was a slightly warmer year than usual—hardly a situation worthy of serious concern. As you can see with this example, averages, when assessing outlier risks, often make very bad metrics.
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More about how average values can be misleading, and so getting more granular can help us understand covid-19, climate change, and more.

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