The CAUSE Cartoon Caption Contest for July is now taking entries
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to
announce our 14th Cartoon Caption Contest. Each month a cartoon, drawn by British
cartoonist John Landers, will be posted for you and your students to suggest statistical
captions. (note the cartoons are posted at the beginning of the previous month)
The next cartoon and the entry rules for the contest ending July 10th are at
The best captions will be posted on CAUSEweb and the winner(s) will receive their choice
of a coffee mug or t-shirt imprinted with the cartoon or free registration to eCOTS 2018.
June Results: We had 21 submissions for the June caption contest that featured a cartoon
showing two mice in lab coats holding tablets with statistical graphs while there are four
cages in the lab each with two people inside of them wearing identical colored clothes.
The winning caption for the June contest was “An insider's view of a matched pair
design,” written by Larry Lesser from The University of Texas at El Paso. The judges found
the caption to be an excellent way to initiate a class discussion about the value of
matched designs in reducing variability (the people in the cages were also matched by
gender). Three honorable mentions this month were given to “Not sure if a paired samples
t-test will work well here Jim,” written by Sondra LoRoe, a student at University of
Tennessee and for “The association is clear, Doctor. But can we prove that blue shirts
CAUSE humans to become Statistics professors?” written by Robert Hauss from Mt Hood
Community College and for “The blue and yellow seem to be performing very well. How do you
think they'll do in the maze? “ written by Anikah Norton, a student at Legend High
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our Winners!