Inclusive data analysis: Find the needle and then the haystack

A case study on averages and margins

A chart entitled, “Daily conversations, distributed by length.” You then see a bar chart. The y-axis is “# of convos” and the x-axis is “length of convos in minutes.”
A preview of what’s to come
Homer Simpson sits at a bar between two colleagues. He tells his white colleague, “I don’t care about the color of your skin, Lenny,” while his Black colleague looks on.
Homer Simpson sits at a bar between two colleagues. He tells his white colleague, “I don’t care about the color of your skin, Lenny,” while his Black colleague looks on.
A surreal painting by Magritte of two lovers. They’re wearing cloth over their heads, so can’t see each other, but are kissing nonetheless.
A surreal painting by Magritte of two lovers. They’re wearing cloth over their heads, so can’t see each other, but are kissing nonetheless.
A chart entitled, “Daily conversations, distributed by length.” You then see a bar chart. The y-axis is “# of convos” and the x-axis is “length of convos in minutes.” You can see that there are four clusters of conversations at 0–1 minutes, 15 minutes, 25–30 minutes, and 55 minutes.
A chart entitled, “Daily conversations, distributed by length.” You then see a bar chart. The y-axis is “# of convos” and the x-axis is “length of convos in minutes.” You can see that there are four clusters of conversations at 0–1 minutes, 15 minutes, 25–30 minutes, and 55 minutes.
(Fictional) Dataset on text conversations, sorted by length in minutes
A schematic of a restaurant taken from the COVID study. In it, you can see how the air flows diagonally through the restaurant based on where the vents are located.
A schematic of a restaurant taken from the COVID study. In it, you can see how the air flows diagonally through the restaurant based on where the vents are located.
Notice that Person B infected Persons D, C, and A — following the AC’s airflow — but no one else in the restaurant.

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