Ways to make fake data look meaningful


If you are trying to trick somebody with your data, never share the raw data; only share the conclusions. Bonus points if you can’t share the data because it is somehow priviledged or a trade secret. The last thing you want is to allow other people to evaluate your analysis and possibly challenge your conclusions.What is the source of the data? How did you gather the data? How did you sample the data? Whatever you do, don’t share this information! If you, or your data source, made a mistake in the way the data was gathered or sampled, some pesky person might start to doubt your conclusions. Just leave this out completely, people will just

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