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  • Hashem ElAssad

    Hashem ElAssad asked in TV & Film 10th Feb '19:

    *Purpose of the post: Please Suggest Resources/Demonstrations of Any of the Concepts *Concepts: "All roads do NOT lead to Rome", "Diminishing Returns" "unglamorous can be greater than glamorous" "low-hanging fruits" Concepts 1- "All roads do NOT lead to Rome" "Not all X are created equal" An example of X is career. So not all careers are created equal. And this is the concept I'm trying to convey. Or anything that shows that not all paths are equally valid, beneficial etc… Example of a demonstration for this concept: The scientific evidence behind different nutritional supplements varies in its reliability. informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/snake-oil-scientific-evidence-for-nutritional-supplements-vizsweet/ 2- Law of diminishing returns At a certain point , increasing the amount of input (e.g. effort) will still lead to an increase in output but at a rate less than before. 3- Unglamorous can be stronger/ better than glamorous. Example of a demonstration for this concept: Mosquitoes are more deadly than lions www.gatesnotes.com/Health/Most-Lethal-Animal-Mosquito-Week 4- A similar over-lapping concept to #3 is Low-hanging fruits: Easier action can lead to higher rewards than more difficult action. For example, playing basketball is enjoyable for me. It doesn’t take much motivation to get me going. Showering in icy cold water is painful. Yet, it could be the case that the impact of playing basketball is actually healthier than icy cold showering (just giving this as an example. I could then show a video of someone swimming in icy cold water). Explanation of what I'm looking for I'm looking for resources (videos, pictures, games, activities, articles etc..) that would explain or illustrate ANY of these concepts in an engaging and/or simple way especially to a lay audience. It could be a straightforward explanation like this A video explaining the concept "Co-relation does not equal causation" where the original intent of the video is to explain this concept. Or ,You can be creative; this illustration does not need to be originally made to explain this concept. The analogy can be made independently of the original intention of the resource. For example, if the concept is flexibility in your career, I can find a video of a person demonstrating physical flexibility even though the original intent of the video is not about career flexibility. (For more on what I mean by concept-demonstrating resources, see www.researchgate.net/post/List_of_Concept-Demonstrating_Resources
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  • Hashem ElAssad

    Hashem ElAssad asked in Social Sciences 24th Jan '19:

    •Practical Implication for Correlation (Lay individual vs Scholarly Group) Can you please explain or provide resources that explain this issue (esp. to a lay audience): How to understand the significance of a co-relation number that studies (esp. meta-analyses) produce. The difficulty is from moving from the number to the practical implication of the number (what does it mean for the reader?) The contrast is between an implications for a lay individual vs group/academic research purposes. -- Please note that while comments about the following example are appreciated, the main purpose of the post is to be able to deal with correlations in general not the specifics of the example Example:, the correlation between general mental ability (GMA) and job performance is .5. See the difficulty of interpreting that number here www.facebook.com/groups/473795076132698/permalink/1072863099559223/ When a lay person sees the number .5, how can they better understand it? Is that high, low, moderate etc?? For me as an individual, is it worth considerable time and effort to raise my GMA? If I'm an employer, do I eliminate a candidate because of a low GMA ? Do I specify from the beginning that my applicant pool will be from a certain GMA etc..? How much important is GMA (.5) in comparison to a correlation of .4 or .2? If a correlation is .1, should I ignore it? === Answers/resources up to now: 1- Against Individual IQ worriers (Scott Alexander) slatestarcodex.com/2017/09/27/against-individual-iq-worries/ 2- A video explaining the concept "Co-relation does not equal causation" I explain more about what I mean by "resources" and "demonstrations" here www.researchgate.net/post/List_of_Concept-Demonstrating_Resources 3- The original discussion can be found here www.researchgate.net/post/Practical_Implication_for_Correlation_Lay_individual_vs_Scholarly_Group I might add your answer. If you do not wish to be quoted, please let me know.
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