Sam Ansari
Sam is nu tweedejaars econometrie student en ook tweedejaars MC lid. Hij speelt al 11 jaar tennis en is daarom ook vaak te vinden op de velden bij de TAM. Naast studeren vindt hij het altijd lekker om even een biertje tijdens het poolen te doen. Zijn artikelen gaan vaak over financiële zaken, maar zo nu en dan maakt hij een wiskundig raadseltje. Leeftijd: 19 Studie: Econometrics and Operations Research

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Simpson’s Paradox

Simpson’s Paradox

In 1951 Edward Simpson published a paper discussing the interpretation of contingency tables. He discusses a phenomenon that is still occurring in today’s statistics. It is called after his own name, Simpson’s Paradox.  An Example Simpson’s Paradox can be...

The ever expanding universe

The ever expanding universe

For thousands of years, astronomers wrestled with basic questions about the size and age of the universe. The ancient Greeks recognized that it was difficult to imagine what an infinite universe might look like. But they also wondered that if the universe were finite,...

Why Formula 1 is crucial for our safety

Why Formula 1 is crucial for our safety

Many of you have probably watched the most recent race in Imola, where Max Verstappen achieved his 11th career win. During the Grand Prix, two drivers crashed into each other at 300 kilometres per hour and caused the race to be red-flagged. Luckily, the drivers could...

Interview with TKP

Interview with TKP

TKP, have you already heard of them? When you are a student in Groningen, the answer is probably yes. You probably have encountered their famous ‘red tower’ on the ring road numerous times. However, there are also a lot of students who have heard of them but still do...

Is OLS a thing of the past?

Is OLS a thing of the past?

[latexpage] One of the most popular regression methods an econometrician learns is the Ordinary Least Squares (OLS). It is a simple and elegant way of estimating parameters in linear regression. However, there is another technique to perform linear regression using...

The medical test paradox

The medical test paradox

[latexpage] Testing has been quite a significant subject during this pandemic. Around 30.000 people a day are being tested in the Netherlands alone, so it is quite important that such a test can accurately predict whether someone actually has the disease. However, an...

Mathematical magic

Mathematical magic

[latexpage] Many card tricks in this world involve some fancy hand movements. However, there are also many tricks that involve some mathematics. During these very busy times with exams, I present some card tricks to get your mind off studying and challenge your brain...

The big tech ‘bubble’

The big tech ‘bubble’

Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, also known as GAFAM, there is not a shred of doubt in my mind that you have used some service or product from one of these companies today. With a combined revenue of over 800 billion dollars in 2019, they almost make up...