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OStats is a simple tool for data visualisation and statistical analysis, particularly aimed at helping students learn statistics.
On this site, a booklet can be downloaded that contains lots of interesting stories to be shared about "successes and disasters" when it comes to reporting statistics and making decisions based on statistics.
... statistics - whatever their mathematical sophistication and elegance - cannot make bad variables into good ones. Quoted from "Analysis of Nominal Data" by H.T. Reynolds (Sage, 1984) p. 8
Data! Data! Data! he cried impatiently. "I can't make bricks without clay." Stated by Sherlock Holmes in "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches" by scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)
The plural of anecdote is not data. Attributed to American economist Roger E. Brinner in the on-line list of quotes at www.keypress.com/fathom/fathom1/quotes.html
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