Song: (This is How) Stats are Like Diamonds

A song to encourage students to use critical thinking skills in evaluating a statistic published in the media. The 2002 JSM paper ( of sociologist Joel Best and feedback from Milo Schield gave Lawrence Lesser (The University of Texas at El Paso) inspiration to explore what it means to say statistics are socially constructed. The song is a parody of the Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." The lyrics were originally published in the August 2016 Amstat News. Audio of the parody was produced and sung by students in the commercial music program of The University of Texas at El Paso.

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Lawrence Lesser
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