A quote to help in discussing the importance of being able to interpret data and it's central role in a general education. The quote is found in Pearl S. Buck and Carlos P. Romulo, Friend to Friend (1958).
A quote to help in discussing the idea that a plan for the purposeful collection of data should include a plan for how the information will be used. The quote is by American philosopher, educator, and feminist Anna C. Brackett (1836 â€“ 1911) and may be found in The Technique of Rest, Ch. 2 (1892).
A quote to aid in a discussion of drawing out the salient features of data in plots and statistics. The quote is by small business and organization expert Stephanie Winston from her book The Organized Executive: A Program for Productivity--New Ways to Manage Time, Paper, People, and the Digital Office (1994)
A quote that might be used in discussing the Law of Large Numbers. The quote is by English author and satirist Delarivier Manley (1663 â€“ 1724) from her 1709 book "Secret Memoirs and Manners of Several Persons of Quality of Both Sexes."
A quote that might be used in discussing how statistical models attempt to incorporate the main relevant explanatory factors and assume that small components are part of random error term. The quote is by American novelist Anne Tyler (1941 - ) and appeared in the New York Times in 2004
A quote that could be used in discussing the idea that results of an individual experiment are random and highly variable compared with the stability of the "long run". The quote is by Native American author Mourning Dove (1884 â€“ 1936), also known as Christal Quintasket, in her 1927 novel "Cogewea, the Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range"
A quote that could be used in discussing the difference between probability (chance), which talks about the experiment about to happen, and luck, which talks about the results that have already happened. The quote is by American writer Amy Tan (1952 - ) from her 1991 novel "The Kitchen God's Wife."
A quote that might be used in examining the actual chance for winning lottery. The quote is by American author and social commentator Fran Lebowitz (1950 - ) and appeared in the 1994 book "Glibquips: Funny Words by Funny Women" edited by Roz Warren.
A quote to help in discussing the importance of data in investigating nearly every problem (try asking your class what problems are not amenable to data?). The quote is by American feminist and Professor of Sociology Pauline B. Bart (1930 - ) and may be found in Cheris Kramarae and Paula A. Treichler, A Feminist Dictionary (1985). The quote may also be found at www.quotationsbywomen.com
A quote to be used in discussing the need for â€œBig Dataâ€ visualization and analytic techniques to handle the information overload seen in some areas. The quote is by American writer Rebecca Solnit (1961 - ) from a 2013 essay called "Diary," in London Review of Books.