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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.
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...
View Resource Quote: Le Guin on the importance of data

A quote to be used in a discussion of the importance of gathering data to help in guiding decisions and actions. The quote is by American science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 -). The quote appears at the end of chapter 3 of her 1969 novel The Left Hand of Darkness.
View Resource Quote: Mears on the purpose of a Teacher

A quote to discuss the role of the teacher in fostering learning. The quote is by evangelical educator Henrietta Mears (1890 – 1963) as quoted in Donna Kafer, Women of Courage (2007). The quote may also be found at
View Resource Cartoon: Professional Density Function

A cartoon to be used in discussing density functions, scatterplots, and correlation. The plot is humorously labeled a density function ? but is more readily interpreted as a scatterplot (in class discussions try to pin down how to interpret x and y). As a scatterplot, it shows a fairly clear (non-linear) association between x and y but would have a correlation of essentially zero. The cartoon i...
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