Category Archives: Classification

New Series for 2013: Classification as a Tool of Thought

Clas­si­fi­ca­tion and tax­on­omy has always inter­ested me and this year I’d like to exam­ine how clas­si­fi­ca­tion and group­ing impacts analy­sis. Group­ing data in var­i­ous tax­onomies can have a vari­ety of results: dis­as­ter, if the cat­e­go­riza­tion scheme hides or sug­gests arbi­trary things when there is no nec­es­sary con­nec­tion or if the con­nec­tion is biased, or deeply […]