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Stats Can Be Cool You See

Lyrics copyright by Michael Posner
May be sung to the tune of "Cooler Than Me" (Mike Posner)

If I could take me a course,
that I would really love,
I would've already chosen stats just because,
It teaches skills for life,
that everybody needs,
and you probably know,
Stats can be cool you see.

There's data everywhere,
that can hide or reveal,
you've got to understand them,
stats can be cool you see
You design and collect,
and then you analyze,
it's probably cause,
stats can be cool you see

You got to work hard,
and think on your feet,
with confounders abound,
masking relationships.
And you gotta know,
when samples you pick,
you...do...it...randomly.

I got it,
all figured out,
you gotta take this course and you'll seem smart.
Behind that black box
nobody knows...what they do
But now you do.

If I could take me a course,
that I would really love,
I would've already chosen stats just because,
It teaches skills for life,
that everybody needs,
and you probably know,
Stats can be cool you see.

The population mean,
is what you'll estimate,
but it can't be observed,
it's a mystery.
But say with confidence,
it's within margin of E,
of the sample mean,
stats can be cool you see.

You test hypotheses,
when inference you need,
to get your p-value and make decisions.
But you don't know
if the error you'll make,
Is...type...I...or...II.

I got it,
all figured out,
you need to know the assumptions of each test.
When you got that,
A statistician... is who you are
I know you are.

'Cause it sure seems
(it sure seems)
Data's all around
(all around)
with statistics
(statistics)
You got this all figured out
(out, out, out)

If I could take me a course,
that I would really love,
I would've already chosen stats just because,
It teaches skills for life,
that everybody needs,
and you probably know,
Stats can be cool you see.

You design your graphs,
just to visualize,
and you show them around
stats can be cool you see.
Correlation, Causality,
You remember their names,
its probably cuz,
stats can be cool you see.


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