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Regression

  • A cartoon to teach about the relationship between population and sample and correspondingly between parameter and statistic. Cartoon by John Landers (www.landers.co.uk) based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.
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  • A cartoon that might accompany a discussion about the use and misuse of significance tests like the T-Test. Cartoon by John Landers (www.landers.co.uk) based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.
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  • A cartoon to teach about the distributional assumptions in linear models. Cartoon by John Landers (www.landers.co.uk) based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.
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  • A cartoon to help emphasize that success in understanding statistics relies on practice. Cartoon by John Landers (www.landers.co.uk) based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.
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  • A cartoon for teaching about probability rules for disjoint events and how they do not apply to events that overlap. Cartoon by John Landers (www.landers.co.uk) based on an idea from Paul Rosile (Franklin County, Ohio Board of Health). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.
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  • A cartoon using a classic quote attributed to Benjamin Disraeli by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). Useful for illustrating that statistical methods designed to find truths in data can be abused to the opposite effect. Cartoon by John Landers (www.landers.co.uk) based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.
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  • It is commonly believed that anyone who tabulates numbers is a statistician. This is like believing that anyone who owns a scapel is a surgeon. A quote by American Statistician Robert Hooke (1918 - ) from page 1 of his book "How to Tell the Liars from the Statisticians" published by Marcell-Deckker, 1983.
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  • How come you never read a headline like 'Psychic Wins Lottery'? A quote from American comedian and "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno (1950 - ).
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  • A judicious man uses statistics, not to get knowledge, but to save himself from having ignorance foisted upon him. A quote of Scottish satirist and historian Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881) from "Chartism, Chapter II" written in 1839. A fuller version of the quote appears in "Statistically Speaking: A dictionary of quotations" compiled by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither.
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  • Just think of all the billions of coincidences that don't happen. A quote attributed to American comedian and talk show host Dick Cavett (1936 - ).
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