The judges found the winning caption to be "Unfortunately the Tailor's approximation didn't lead to a goodness of fit," written by Eric Vance, from University of Colorado in Boulder. Eric's clever pun can be a vehicle to discuss the value of approximations in statistical inference and the need to check the fit of models. An honorable mention this month goes to Stephen Walsh, a student at Virginia Tech for his caption, "Significant bias is never in style." Stephen's caption can help in teaching about avoiding highly biased inference but at the same time being open to some bias if it helps to improve reliability. A second honorable mention goes to Louis Rocconi from University of Tennessee for the caption "Now that’s what I call measurement error!" as a vehicle to discuss that topic.
- Prof Dev