Alarming error common in survey analyses

Acquiring customers is a fundamental goal of any start-up company, but those raw numbers can be a misleading metric for assessing the value of that company. "It's the stability of sales--the repeatability of sales from existing customers--that has significant implications for the long-run ability of a company to survive," says Daniel McCarthy, a statistician at Emory University of his ongoing research being presented at the 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver.

Alarming error common in survey analyses

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