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View Resource Joke: the number of offspring

Statistics play an important role in genetics. For instance, statistics prove that the number of offspring you will have is an inherited trait. If your parents didn't have any kids, odds are you...
View Resource Cartoon: Driving Dangers

A cartoon to teach about interpreting observational studies. Cartoon by John Landers ( based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom...
View Resource Quote: O'Brien on Research Studies

"A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'" This a quote from American comedian and talk show host...
View Resource Quote: Nightingale on Confounding

"In comparing the deaths of one hospital with those of another, any statistics are justly considered absolutely valueless which do not give the ages, the sexes and the diseases of all the cases." is...
View Resource Quote: Brinner on Anecdotes

"The plural of anecdote is not data." Attributed to American economist Roger E. Brinner in the on-line list of quotes at
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