The Problem of Correlation: Why you don’t need to have a variable to use it

By Gary Angel


December 18, 2019

The Measurement Minute with Gary Angel

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel


If a model didn’t use gender as a variable, it can’t be gender-biased…right? Totally wrong. Because correlations to protected variables are everywhere in our world, it’s not only easy for an analyst to duck around restrictions on using protected variables, it’s actually pretty hard to avoid doing it.



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