Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

Resource Library

Advanced Search | Displaying 21 - 30 of 1365
  • I think the essential thing if you want to be a good statistician, as opposed to being a mathematician, is to talk to people and find out what they're doing and why they're doing it. is a quote from Florence Nightingale David (1909 - 1993). The quote appears at the end of an interview published in "Statistical Science" in 1989 (p. 235-246) in response to a question from Nan Laird asking for advice for practicing statisticians.

    0
    No votes yet
  • The errors which arise from the absence of facts are far more numerous and more durable than those which result from unsound reasoning respecting true data. is a quote by English Mathematician and inventor Charles Babbage (1791 - 1871). The quote is found on page 119 of his book "On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures" (1832)

    0
    No votes yet
  • Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity. is a quote by ancient Greek philosopher Democritus (460 B.C.E. - 360 B.C.E.).

    0
    No votes yet
  • A cartoon suitable for use in teaching about bar graphs. The cartoon is number 373 from the webcomic series at xkcd.com created by Randall Munroe. Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites under a creative commons attribution-non-commercial 2.5 license.

    0
    No votes yet
  • A cartoon suitable for use in teaching about scatterplots and correlation. The cartoon is number 388 from the webcomic series at xkcd.com created by Randall Munroe. Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites under a creative commons attribution-non-commercial 2.5 license.

    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • A cartoon suitable for use in teaching about time series plots. The cartoon is number 252 from the webcomic series at xkcd.com created by Randall Munroe. Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites under a creative commons attribution-non-commercial 2.5 license.

    0
    No votes yet
  • A cartoon suitable for use in teaching about linear estimates (also references median and bell-curve). The cartoon is number 314 from the webcomic series at xkcd.com created by Randall Munroe. Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites under a creative commons attribution-non-commercial 2.5 license.

    0
    No votes yet
  • This song describes the benefits of using a prior distribution to capture information already known about a topic under study. The lyrics are by Mark Glickman and may be sung to the tune of The Shocking Blue's 1969 song "Venus." The accomanying mp3 recording was produced on May 17, 2008 (Mark Glickman - vocal and guitar)

    0
    No votes yet
  • Are no probabilities to be accepted, merely because they are not certainties. Quote of English novelist Jane Austen (1775 - 1817) appearing in her book "Sense and Sensibility, volume 1" (T. Egerton, 1811) p. 41. The quote was spoken by the character Mrs. Dashwood in a conversation with her daughter Elinor. Also to be found in "Statistically Speaking the dictionary of quotations" compiled by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither p. 159

    0
    No votes yet
  • A cartoon to teach the idea that sampling variability depends on the size of the sample, and not on the size of the population (as long as the sample is a small part of the population). Cartoon drawn by British cartoonist John Landers based on an idea from Dennis Pearl. Free to use in the classroom and for course websites.

    0
    No votes yet

Pages

list