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01-18-2013, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jbeck5 View Post
I get what you're saying and all...but in material and data management for businesses, they actually remove the outliers of their samples...Which is basically what he did.

You're both right. He's doing it to make his argument look better, however it isn't as random to remove outliers as you think. In several cases, it can provider a clearer picture.

Just letting you know as you may not have known this. Carry on.
Definitely, but in sports it's pretty ridiculous to negate a player's career game in an argument using statistics from one season. It's pretty easy to pick and choose which games they're going to include for each player to make their argument look better in a head-to-head comparison.

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