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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.

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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 www.quotationsbywomen.com

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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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View Resource Cartoon: Grad School and Unemployment

A cartoon to be used in discussing correlation, spurious versus causal relationships, and the meaning of residuals (humorously depicting a relationship between residual over historical enrollment levels in grad school and residual levels in the unemployment rate). The cartoon is #1078 in the web comic Piled Higher and Deeper by Panamanian cartoonist Jorge Cham (1976- ): see...

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View Resource Cartoon: Analysis of Value

A cartoon to be used in discussing the properties and caveats of ANOVA. The cartoon is #905 in the web comic Piled Higher and Deeper by Panamanian cartoonist Jorge Cham (1976- ): see www.phdcomics.com/comics/archive.php?comicid=905. Free for use in classrooms and course websites with acknowledgement (i.e. "Piled Higher and Deeper" by Jorge Cham, www.phdcomics.com)

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