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  • Statistics Scramble!

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  • by Jacqueline Shaffer (1980 -)

    Pesky data points that obstruct results,
    occurring far away from others,
    wishing to delete them,
    but never should,
    if correct.
    Outliers.

  • Professor: I would tell you a statistics joke, but it would just be average.

    Student: I would tell you your jokes are average, but that would just be mean.

    Jackie Miller

  • No matter how much reverence is paid to anything purporting to be "statistics," the term has no meaning unless the source, relevance, and truth are all checked.

    Tom Burnam (1913-1991)

  • Although numbers don't lie, it's rather annoying that they don't tell us everything we need to know. Maybe it's because 99% of all statistics only tell us 49% of the story.

    Ron DeLegge II (1971 -)

  • I don't like the label big data, because that suggests the key measure is how many bits you have available to use. But who cares how much data you have? With too little data, you won't be able to make any conclusions that you trust. With loads of data you will find relationships that aren't real. ... Big data isn't about bits, it's about talent.

    Douglas Merrill (1970 -)

  • Averages don't always reveal the most telling realities. You know, Shaquille O'Neal and I have an average height of 6 feet.

    Robert B. Reich (1946 - )

  • Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that.

    Homer Simpson (1987 - )

  • Normal is the average of deviance.

    Rita Mae Brown (1944 - )

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