Weak Excuses for Using Binary Comparisons

Due to the popularity of my last ‘poster’ blog, here’s another…

Weak excuses for using binary comparisons

You can download a pdf of the poster here: Weak excuses for using binary comparisons.

Enjoy ;-)

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About InspGuilfoyle

I am a serving Police Inspector and systems thinker. I am passionate about doing the right thing in policing. I have a big problem with numerical targets, unnecessary bureaucracy, and anything else that stops police officers from providing the best possible service. I believe that by adopting a systems approach, policing can be transformed beyond the wildest expectations of many.
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4 Responses to Weak Excuses for Using Binary Comparisons

  1. Dave Hasney says:

    Reblogged this on Dave's Bankside Babble and commented:
    When will the managers start listening???

  2. Hi Simon, I think it’s also important for people to remember that existing science and domains like psychology tend to use binary comparison.

  3. Matt says:

    ONe of the big obstacles to permeating this wall of ignorance around binary is to stop the promotion benefits associated to it. When an officer turns up at a board and says “look crime reduced by x% on my watch” and the panel say “ah yes, but what is the evidence that says this wasn’t random statistical variation?” that’s going to be a big step in the right direction.

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