“This is our business model” is not a defense

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Companies engaged in questionable or unethical practices will often defend them by saying, “This is our business model.” But building a business on bad behavior does not make it right. This came up after my criticism of Statista’s research practices yesterday. The company responded in a pair of tweets: I am not disputing that Statista … Continued

My big problem with Statista

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Your Web search for data will often land on statista.com. Unless you’re a member, though, the data will be missing the source — which makes it worse than useless. Statista’s policies undermine the integrity of research and data and contribute to the flood of bad statistics and dubious surveys you read in media. Let’s take … Continued