Caption Contest - May 2022 - Results

Of the 42 entries in May, the judges found the winning caption to be The consequences of cutting corners in designing an experiment don’t show up until the end," written by Jim Alloway from the EMSQ Associates. Jim’s caption highlights the importance of details in designing an experiment that have important repercussions for one’s ability to interpret the results. Honorable mentions this month go to Elise Lahiere, a student at Montclair State University for her caption “While he managed to limit his variance from the target, Bob realized his mistake upon landing,” and to Paul Stephenson of Grand Valley State University for his caption “Good estimation requires more than speed and confidence.” Both of these invite classroom conversation about the contrast between aspects that affect the margin of error of an estimate and other components of a research protocol such as the validity of measures and ability to generalize to the population of interest.