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14440CAUSEweb.orgen-useditor@causeweb.orgwebmaster@causeweb.orgThu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0400Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Song: Empty Time with Normal Tables
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2370A song that might be used in pre-service courses for statistics teachers (or professional development workshops) to point out why using technology is preferred to training students to use Normal Probability Tables. The lyrics were composed by Robert Carver of Stonehill College. May be sung to the tune of the "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" written by Schoenberg and Kretmer for the play Les Miserables. The lyrics won an honorable mention in the CAUSE 2013 A-Mu-sing contest.Mon, 24 Jun 2013 08:29:57 -0400Song: Partial to You
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2369"Partial to You (A multiple Regression Love Song)" is an original song about partial correlation in multiple regression by University of Texas at El Paso Professor Lawrence Mark Lesser. The song won third place in the song category in the 2013 CAUSE A-Mu-sing contest. Dr. Lesser sings the song in the accompanying MP3 audio file.Sun, 23 Jun 2013 05:47:16 -0400Song: Rho, Rho, Rho
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2368A song to teach the idea the difference between the population and sample correlation. The lyrics are by Lawrence M Lesser, University of Texas at El Paso in collaboration with Dennis K Pearl, The Ohio State University. The song may be sung to the tune of the children's folk song "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and like that song may be sung in rounds. Dr. Lesser sings the song in an accompanying MP3 audio file.Sun, 23 Jun 2013 04:57:57 -0400Quote: Mandelbrot on Probability
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2366"The theory of probability is the only mathematical tool available to help map the unknown and the uncontrollable. It is fortunate that this tool, while tricky, is extraordinarily powerful and convenient." is a quote by Polish-French-American mathematician and developer of fractal geometry Benoit B. Mandelbrot (1924 - 2010). The quote appears in his 1982 book "The Fractal Geometry of Nature" W.H. FreemanWed, 12 Jun 2013 01:50:55 -0400Quote: Mintzberg on Theory
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2365"No generalizing beyond the data, no theory. And no theory, no insight. And if no insight, why do research?" is a quote by Canadian Professor of Management Studies Henry Mintzberg (1939 - ), McGill University. The quote appears in his 2005 paper "Developing Theory about the Development of Theory" that appeared in the edited volume "Great Minds in Management: The process of theory development" (K. Smith and M. Hutt, eds.), Oxford University Press.Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:43:24 -0400Joke: The Publishers
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2363A joke to be used in teaching about the use of randomization in experiments or about the Pearson correlation coefficient. The idea for the joke came from Lawrence Mark Lesser of The University of Texas at El Paso.Tue, 11 Jun 2013 08:30:55 -0400Quote: Merrill on Big Data
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2359"I don’t like the label “big data”, because that suggests the key measure is how many bits you have available to use. But who cares how much data you have? With too little data, you won’t be able to make any conclusions that you trust. With loads of data you will find relationships that aren’t real. ... Big data isn’t about bits, it’s about talent." This is a quote by ZestFinance.com CEO and former Google VP of Engineering Douglas Merrill (1970 -). The quote appeared in his May 1, 2012 blog at Forbes.com.Sun, 9 Jun 2013 10:21:43 -0400Quote: Smith on Designing Experiments
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2358"If the experiments be quite simple the question may be without great importance; but when their requirements as to time or expenditure come into account the problem arises, how the observations should be chosen in order that a limited number of them may give the maximum amount of knowledge." is a quote by Danish Statistician Kirstine Smith (1878 - 1939). The quote appears in the introduction to her 1918 article on optimal experimental design in the journal Biometrika (the first such article in the literature).Sat, 8 Jun 2013 11:09:27 -0400Quote: Utts on the Nature of Statistics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2357"This one basic idea, comparing natural variability to the variability induced by different behaviors, interventions, or group memberships, forms the heart of modern statistics." is a quote by American Statistician Jessica Utts (1952 - ) of University of California, Irvine. The quote appears in chapter 3 of her introductory textbook "Seeing Through Statistics." 3rd edition, 2005, Cengage.Sat, 8 Jun 2013 11:49:55 -0400Quote: Mayer on Collecting Data
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2356"With data collection, 'The sooner the better' is always the best answer. is a quote by American executive Marissa Mayer (1975 - ) president and CEO of Yahoo! The quote appears in a profile of her in Vogue magazine in 2009.Fri, 7 Jun 2013 09:13:56 -0400Quote: Barksdale on Opinion versus Data
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2355"If we have data, let's look at data. If all we have are opinions, let's go with mine." is a quote by American entrepreneur James Love Barksdale (1943 - ) former president and CEO of Netscape Communications.Fri, 7 Jun 2013 06:31:36 -0400Quote: Playfair on Presenting Data
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2353"...making an appeal to the eye when proportion and magnitude are concerned, is the best and readiest method of conveying a distinct idea." is a quote by Scottish political economist William Playfair (1759 - 1823) often credited as the originator of statistical graphics. The quote is found in the preface to his 1801 book "The Statistical Breviary: Shewing, on a Principle Entirely New, The Resources of Every State and Kingdom in Europe" (the book where he introduced the piechart)Fri, 7 Jun 2013 12:47:19 -0400Quote: Hubbard on Graphics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2352"There is a magic in graphs. The profile of a curve reveals in a flash a whole situation - the life history of an epidemic, a panic, or an era of prosperity. The curve informs the mind, awakens the imagination, convinces." is a quote by Henry David Hubbard (1870-1943) who was the first secretary of the National Bureau of Standards; serving from 1901 to 1938. The quote appears in his introduction to the 1939 book "Graphic Presentation" by William Brinton. The entire one-page essay by Mr. Hubbard is an outstanding description of the value of graphical displays and can be found at http://www.archive.org/stream/graphicpresentat00brinrich#page/2/mode/1upFri, 7 Jun 2013 10:21:13 -0400Quote: Oakes on Confidence Intervals versus Tests
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2351"The researcher armed with a confidence interval, but deprived of the false respectability of statistical significance, must work harder to convince himself and others of the importance of his findings. This can only be good." is a quote by British statistician Michael W. Oakes. The quote is found in his 1986 book "Statistical Inference: a Commentary for the Social and Behavioural Sciences" published by John Wiley & Sons.Wed, 5 Jun 2013 10:58:54 -0400Quote: Born on Chance
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2350"The conception of chance enters in the very first steps of scientific activity in virtue of the fact that no observation is absolutely correct. I think chance is a more fundamental conception that causality; for whether in a concrete case, a cause-effect relation holds or not can only be judged by applying the laws of chance to the observation." is a quote by German and British nobel prize winning physicist Max Born (1882 - 1970). The quote appears in his 1949 book "Natural Philosophy of Cause and Chance" published by Clarendon Press.Wed, 5 Jun 2013 10:49:37 -0400Quote: Senn on the Value of Statistics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2349"If you think that statistics has nothing to say about what you do or how you could do it better, then you are either wrong or in need of a more interesting job." is a quote by Swiss Statistician Professor Stephen John Senn (1953 - ). The quote is from his 2003 book "Dicing with Death: Chance, Risk, and Health" published by Cambridge University Press.Tue, 4 Jun 2013 09:15:30 -0400Joke: Rush Week
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2346A joke that can be used when teaching six sigma process control ideas or chi-squared goodness-of-fit tests.Sun, 2 Jun 2013 04:21:20 -0400Quote: Rudnick on Statisticians
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2345"...statisticians are the new sexy vampires, only even more pasty." A quote by American playwright, columnist, and humorist Paul M. Rudnick (1957 - ) from his November 19, 2012 essay "A Date with Nate" in The New Yorker. The essay arose after the correct prediction of the winner of the presidential race in all 50 states in 2012 by statistician Nate SilverFri, 31 May 2013 11:09:29 -0400Joke: Choice of Binary Model
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2344A joke to use when teaching about choices of binary response data models like the Logistic or Probit models by University of Texas at El Paso professor of Mathematical Sciences, Lawrence Mark Lesser (1964-).Fri, 31 May 2013 10:55:13 -0400Joke: A Significant Personality Type
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2343A joke to teach the meaning of type I error by University of Texas at El Paso professor of Mathematical Sciences, Lawrence Mark Lesser (1964-) and Ohio State Unviersity PRofessor of Statistics Dennis K. Pearl (1951-).Fri, 31 May 2013 10:51:20 -0400Poem: Smith College Haikus II
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2341A collection of Statistics related Haikus collected by Nicholas Horton from his Math 190 (statistical Methods for Undergraduate Research) course at Smith College in Spring, 2010. These are included in the Statistics Haiku Project at http://www.math.smith.edu/~nhorton/haikustat.htmlFri, 31 May 2013 10:30:17 -0400Poem: Smith College Haikus I
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2340A collection of Statistics related Haikus collected by Nicholas Horton from his Math 190 (statistical Methods for Undergraduate Research) course at Smith College in Spring, 2005. These are included in the Statistics Haiku Project at http://www.math.smith.edu/~nhorton/haikustat.htmlFri, 31 May 2013 10:27:54 -0400McNemar's Test
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1363This calculator computes the p-value for McNemar's Test, which determines if the pair AB is as likely as the pair BA. The user inputs values in a 2x2 table, where the pairs AA and BB are ignored. The null hypothesis is that the pairs are equally likely.Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:33:36 -0500The Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Signed-Ranks Test
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1364This calculator computes the p-value for the Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Signed-Ranks Test, which determines if the members of a pair differ in size. The user inputs either the pairs or the differences in the pairs. The null hypothesis is that the median difference of the pairs is zero.Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:33:08 -0500The Sign Test
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1362This calculator computes the p-value for the Sign Test. The user inputs the number of observations above the median (n+) and below the median (n-). The null hypothesis is that values above and below the median are equally likely.Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:33:02 -0500