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You’re not that Unique; sorry…

  Many times I have to step in colleagues, customers, and alumni conversations to explain why statistical sampling works. First think I use to ask is ‘do you really think Government ask every country inhabitant to find out if s/he is employed, or looking for a job?’; that’s it my…

Bullwhip Effect in Education

  Very recently we were able to read about how the economic recovery (not in Spain though! ) was amplifying the increase in the inventories all along the value chain: the bullwhip effect. As during the last quarter I’ve been thinking and discussing about the educational value chain (from primary…

My name is Francisco, does it matter?

On October 12, 2009, Posted by , In education,social sciences, With No Comments

  It seems so if we read Freakonomics, by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner. When I first read the book, almost three years ago I couldn’t believe someone had messed about with an attribute that follows us from birth to death: our own name. The hipothesis to test was if…