February 2021 - Results

The February caption contest featured a cartoon showing a fruit stand selling different types of pears with a diverse group of customers lined up to buy them.

The winning caption for the February contest was "Weighing his options, the vendor decided to use a matched pears t-test to determine whether his normal customers bought more fruit on Tuesday or Thursday," written by Jeremy Case from Taylor University. Jeremy's caption can be used to discuss the importance of using a paired analysis to reduce the variability in the response for a heterogeneous population.

An honorable mention this month goes to Greg Snow from at Brigham Young University for a similarly themed caption: "The inability of his spell checker to catch homonyms unfortunately lead John to try reducing variation using a pear test instead of the proper paired test."