We had 56 submissions for the December caption contest that featured a cartoon showing five students taking a test with 4 appearing very anxious and one appearing very calm. We had two co-winners for the December competition. The first was Robert Garrett, a student at Miami University. Robert’s caption “Mark was pleased to note that he was a significant outlier. Little did he know it was a two-sided test…,” was selected for its ability to foster a classroom discussion about statistical hypothesis testing and the effect of outliers. Our second winner was by Larry Lesser from The University of Texas at El Paso (Larry’s second win in our caption contest). His caption “The sadistic ANOVA problem made most students feel headed for an F test,” was chosen for its ability to stimulate a discussion of the F test in ANOVA and about general student anxiety about statistics.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our Winners!