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Statistical Significance

by Jadrian

Stephen interviews psychologist Daryl Bem to discuss his theory of "extrasensory pornception." The interview does have some educational value for an introductory statistics course because: It does a good job of describing the research methods used in the study. Colbert calls out Bem because the better-than-average, statistically significant predictions amounted to guessing correctly 53% of the time when chance would dictate 50% of the time. This change is statistically significant, but not a very powerful finding. The clip and description come from Jess Hartnett (Twitter)

Colbert Report -- Bem Porn Future

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Professor Bem tries to convince Colbert that students can see porn into the future

from The Colbert Report (2011)
Creator: Comedy Central
Distributor: Comedy Central
Posted by Jadrian
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