Song: Florence

A song about the work of British nursing pioneer and statistician Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910) that may be used in discussing the idea that important statistical methods generally arise from important real problems. The lyrics were written in 2017 by Lawrence Mark Lesser from The University of Texas at El Paso and may be sung to the tune of Julie Gold's Grammy-winning song "From a Distance." The song was published in the May 2017 online issue of Amstat News (see http://magazine.amstat.org/blog/2017/05/18/florence-astatistics-song/) and, with accompanying historical and educational links, in the summer 2017 newsletter of the Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences section of the American Statistical Association.

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