Review: East Coast Showdown 2019

hardeep_singh

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Over complicating a rather simple thing with all this statistical crap.
even the simplest things in this world are developed using statistical analysis, any molded component you use in your day to day life be it a water bottle or a cell phone case is the result of statistical process control, statistics is heavily used to manage tolerances for all the components in mechanical assemblies such as car engines, any medicine you take is developed using statistical models to analyze effectiveness and side effects. effective trolling/arguing is dependent on understanding of subject matter and being able to gain knowledge on subject matter quickly so you don't look like an idiot constantly.
 
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yomamajama

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even the simplest things in this world are developed using statistical analysis, any molded component you use in your day to day life be it a water bottle or a cell phone case is the result of statistical process control, statistics is heavily used to manage tolerances for all the components in mechanical assemblies such as car engines, any medicine you take is developed using statistical models to analyze effectiveness and side effects. effective trolling/arguing is dependent on understanding of subject matter and being able to gain knowledge on subject matter quickly so you don't look like an idiot constantly.
There are certain parameters in the statistical analysis that would render the stats itself biased and fundamentally flawed.

For example, if there are 5 catagories for which a judge is to evaluate a team, those 5 categories are handpicked already by the competition committees, hence there is already bias in the judging.

I disagree that simply because a judge goes beyond the categories, he is deemed to throw a competition and hence should be responsible for any perceived backlash as to why another team should have gotten first.

Perhaps that judge disagreed with the already biased nature of the Judging rubric, and thought of factors outside of the rubric that should be considered. There should be some flexibility in this sense, but without it, we are left with just a biased rubric for the judge to evaluate.

Also, the various examples you state for which statistical analysis is heavily relied on are not considered “simple” matters as you initially state. These are highly scientific matters that require expert analysis.

One would hardly consider Bhangra a complex matter requiring such expertise. It’s a just a fun hobby.

My recommendation is to just let to the audience vote and compare percentages received from each team as voted by the people. More interactive, may possibly get more people to actually attend the comp, rather than seeing a bunch of empty space in the audience.
 
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