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View Resource Joke: Justifying the means

This joke can be used in a discussion of how sample size affects the reliability of the sample mean. The joke may be found amongst the extensive Science Jokes resources at...

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View Resource Quote: Leacock on Statistics

"In earlier times they had no statistics and so they had to fall back on lies." This is a quote by Canadian economist Stephen Leacock (1869 - 1944). The quote is found on page 265 of his 1938 book ...

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View Resource Quote: Sener on Extrapolation

"Avoid Linear extrapolation ... The turkey's first 1000 days are a seemingly unending succession of gradually improving circumstances confirmed by daily experience. What happens on Day 1001?...

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View Resource Quote: Lindley on non-Bayesians

"Inside every nonBayesian there is a Bayesian struggling to get out." is a quote by British Bayesian Statistician Dennis V. Lindley (1923- ). The quote is also cited on page 497 of E.T. Jaynes 2003...

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View Resource Quote: Youngman on Gambling

"I bet on a horse at ten-to-one. It didn't come in until half-past five." is a quote by comedian and violinist Henny Youngman (1906 - 1998).

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