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View Resource Quote: Brackett on Gathering Data

A quote to help in discussing the idea that a plan for the purposeful collection of data should include a plan for how the information will be used. The quote is by American philosopher, educator, and feminist Anna C. Brackett (1836 – 1911) and may be found in The Technique of Rest, Ch. 2 (1892).

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View Resource Quote: Buck on Interpreting Data

A quote to help in discussing the importance of being able to interpret data and it's central role in a general education. The quote is found in Pearl S. Buck and Carlos P. Romulo, Friend to Friend (1958).

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View Resource Quote: Jamieson and Jackson on Anecdotes

A quote to aid in discussing the difference between individual anecdotes and systematically gathered data. The quote is by journalist Brooks Jackson (1941 - ) and Professor of Communication Kathleen Hall Jamieson (1946 - ) from University of Pennsylvania (founders of the Annenberg Foundation’s Factcheck.org) in their book UnSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation (2007).

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View Resource Quote: Huggan on Poker

A quote to help in discussing the ideas of sampling without replacement (and more specifically in 5-card poker games). The quote is by Canadian author Isabel Huggan (1943 - ) from her 1984 book The Elizabeth Stories.

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View Resource Quote: Angier on Inference

A quote to help in discussing over-interpretation of the results of an analysis (e.g. improper extrapolation, unwarranted conclusions that don't match the design of the study, neglecting the true variability in the data, etc.). The quote is by American nonfiction author and science reporter for the New York Times Natalie Angier (1958 - ). The quote is from her book: The Canon: A Whirligig Tour...

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