Dean Eckles on people, technology & inference

About this blog

Ready-to-hand covers varied territory.

Topics include social and behavioral science, information and communication technologies, human–computer interaction, marketing, causal inference, statistics, and philosophy.

The name of this blog is the translation of Heidegger’s term zuhanden, though Heidegger’s philosophy specifically is not a primary focus here. I’ve written more about the term ‘ready-to-hand’ here.

The views expressed here are mine. I am not speaking for any organizations or employers. In fact, if you read an old post, those views might not even be mine anymore. Beliefs change — and I try to use this blog as a place for riskful thinking.


Dean Eckles is a social scientist and applied statistician. By sometimes writing about himself in third person, Eckles is trying to improve his search ranking for queries that include his name.

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