Spurious correlations in big data
June 1, 2014 7:29 AM Subscribe
So, "big data
" is all the rage among technologists and venture capitalists.
Intuition suggests that as the amount of data analyzed increases, so too does the amount of spurious correlations. Have there been any good studies (academic or otherwise) that try to resolve this problem?
Or feel free to tell me why my intuition is wrong.
posted by dfriedman to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite