In addition to books and blogs, I write the Statbusters column for The Daily Beast, with Andrew Gelman. My writing has appeared in many publications, including Harvard Business Review, FiveThirtyEight, American Scientist, and Significance. I have also been cited by New York Times, Financial Times, Wired, CNN, BBC News, and others.

Here is a selection of my writing, and citations

The Latest


On Data Visualization

Cited by Scott Berinato, in Visualizing Trouble, Harvard Business Review, Oct 2013

Cited by Scott Berinato, in Visualizing Trouble, Harvard Business Review, Oct 2013

Junk Charts Trifecta Checkup, Junk Charts, May 2010

Junk Charts Trifecta Checkup, Junk Charts, May 2010

Knowledge in the Chart and Knowledge in the Head, Junk Charts, Feb 2014

Knowledge in the Chart and Knowledge in the Head, Junk Charts, Feb 2014

An Overused Chart, Why It Fails, and How to Fix It, Junk Charts, Apri 2014

An Overused Chart, Why It Fails, and How to Fix It, Junk Charts, Apri 2014

What is Seasonal Adjustment and Why is It Used, Junk Charts, Nov 2011

What is Seasonal Adjustment and Why is It Used, Junk Charts, Nov 2011

The Scatter-plot Matrix, Junk Charts, Jun 2010

The Scatter-plot Matrix, Junk Charts, Jun 2010

Insufficiency and Illusions, Junk Charts, Sep 2012

Insufficiency and Illusions, Junk Charts, Sep 2012

 

On Big Data

Explaining NYC Restaurant Grades, FiveThirtyEight, Sep 2014

Explaining NYC Restaurant Grades, FiveThirtyEight, Sep 2014

Why Websites Still Can't Predict Exactly What You Want, HBR, May 2014

Why Websites Still Can't Predict Exactly What You Want, HBR, May 2014

Evaluating Airfare Predictors, FiveThirtyEight, Apr 2014

Evaluating Airfare Predictors, FiveThirtyEight, Apr 2014

Why Ad Fraud Thrives, HBR, Oct 2015

Why Ad Fraud Thrives, HBR, Oct 2015

Ethics in Data Science, HBR, Nov 2015

Ethics in Data Science, HBR, Nov 2015

Fareed Zakaria picks Numbers Rule Your World as Book of the Week, CNN, Sept 2010.

Fareed Zakaria picks Numbers Rule Your World as Book of the Week, CNN, Sept 2010.

Cited by Tim Harford, in Big Data: Are we making a big mistake?, Financial Times, Mar 2014

Cited by Tim Harford, in Big Data: Are we making a big mistake?, Financial Times, Mar 2014

Google Flu Trends' Failure Shows Good Data > Big Data, Harvard Business Review, Mar 2014

Google Flu Trends' Failure Shows Good Data > Big Data, Harvard Business Review, Mar 2014

Why Most A/B Tests Fail, Big Data Plainly Spoken, Apr 2014 (Image credit: Marc Levin, mil8 on Flickr)

Why Most A/B Tests Fail, Big Data Plainly Spoken, Apr 2014 (Image credit: Marc Levin, mil8 on Flickr)

Towards a More Useful Definition of Big Data, Big Data Plainly Spoken, Mar 2014

Towards a More Useful Definition of Big Data, Big Data Plainly Spoken, Mar 2014

Never a Failed Test Fails the Statistical Test, Numbers Rule Your World, May 2011

Never a Failed Test Fails the Statistical Test, Numbers Rule Your World, May 2011