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  • A song that can be used in teaching about left-skewed data. Lyrics by Lawrence Mark Lesser of University of Texas at El Paso. The song received an honorable mention in the 2015 A-mu-sing contest. May sing to the tune of "Left of Center" by Suzanne Vega and Stephen Addabbo that was a minor hit for Joe Jackson and Vega from the 1986 soundtrack album for the coming-of-age film Pretty in Pink.
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  • A song for use in discussing how it is important to think about variation along with averages in describing the information at hand. The music and lyrics were written by Lawrence Mark Lesser of University of Texas at El Paso. "On Average" took third place in the song category of the 2015 A-mu-sing contest.
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  • A song about the use of the range to measure variation. The song may be sung to the tune of "Home on the range" the classic western song based on a poem by Brewster Higley of Smith county Kansas published in 1873 and music by Texas composer David Guion. The lyrics for this parody were written by Professor Lawrence Lesser of The University of Texas at El Paso.
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  • "Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine." A quote by Peter Sondergaard (1965 - ), senior vice president and global head of Research at Gartner, Inc. The quote may be used in discussing the importance of data and data analytics. The quote came from a speech given by Mr. Sondergaard at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in October, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.
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  • This webpage provides an active learning lesson for linear regression. Resources include an in-class student activity sheet for two different levels of classes (Algebra I and Junior), a PowerPoint showing faces of famous people, and sheet with updated (to the end of current year) actual ages of the celebrities.
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  • A joke for use in discussing measures of central tendency. The joke was written by Jackie Bryce Miller, University of Michigan and won third place in the 2015 A-Mu-Sing competition.
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  • A song to teach about Benford's Law for the probability distribution of first digits in real data. The lyrics are copyright by Lawrence Mark Lesser as a parody of Harry Nilsson's "One" made popular in 1969 by "Three Dog Night". "One is the Likeliest Number" was first published in the Spring 2011 issue of "Teaching Statistics". Free for use in non-profit education settings. Musical accompaniment realization and vocals are by Joshua Lintz from University of Texas at El Paso.
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  • A song to help students confront the "equiprobability bias". Lyrics and music were written by Lawrence Mark Lesser of University of Texas at El Paso. The song won an honorable mention in the 2013 CAUSE A-Mu-sing competition. Free for use in non-profit education settings.
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  • A song for teaching about the importance of penalized regression methods (ridge regression, LASSO, etc...). The song was written by Bradley Turnbull, Joe Usset, Sidd Roy, and Kyle White who, along with Kristin Linn and Jason Osborne, form the North Carolina State University Statistics Department Graduate Student band, "The Fifth Moment". The lyrics may be sung to the tune of the 2008 hit "Shake It" by the American pop group "Metro Station". "Shrink It" also won an honorable mention in the 2013 CAUSE A-Mu-sing competition. Available for free use in non-profit education settings.
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  • A song to aid in teaching upper division or masters level regression concepts. The lyrics were written by Kyle White from North Carolina State University for performance by the NCSU band "The Fifth Moment" (Kristin Linn, Jason Osborne, Siddharth Roy, Bradley Turnbull, Joseph Usset, and Kyle White). The song is a parody of the 2001 hit "The Middle" by the American alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World. The song won an honorable mention in the 2013 CAUSE A-Mu-sing competition and a performance of it by "The Fifth Moment" can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdhqQGrCITI Free for use in non-profit education settings.
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