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View Resource Song: ANOVA Table's Coming to Town

A song to teach the basic idea of Analysis of Variance - comparing the variance between groups to the variance within groups. May be sung to the tune of the classic Christmas song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" (John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie). The lyrics were written by Dennis Pearl of Penn State University.

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View Resource Song: Smells Like Stat Spirit

A song that can help launch critical discussion of common impressions about the role of data, sample size, and significance testing. May be sung to the tune of the signature 90s hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Nirvana). Lyrics by Lawrence Mark Lesser of University of Texas at El Paso who first published them in the September 2015 issue of Amstat News.

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View Resource Cartoon: Dragon Sampling II

A cartoon that can be used in discussions about sampling plans, the dangers of voluntary sampling, and the importance of human subjects review in carrying out research. The "Dragon sampling" idea was due to Dennis Pearl of Penn State University. The caption came from the participants at a 2015 USCOTS breakout session as part of a caption writing activity facilitated by Dennis Pearl, Larry Lesser...

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View Resource Cartoon: Dragon Sampling I

A cartoon that can be used in discussions about sampling plans and the difficulty of implementing a plan (or in discussions of inclusion and exclusion criteria in an experiment). The "Dragon sampling" idea was due to Dennis Pearl of Penn State University. The caption came from the participants at a 2015 USCOTS breakout session as part of a caption writing activity facilitated by Dennis Pearl,...

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View Resource Quote: LeClere on Data for Decisions

"Our ability to use data effectively to make decisions or understand the world depends on our ability to see patterns and abstract from those patterns." is a quote by Dr. Felicia B LeClere (1958 - ), Senior Fellow at the National Opinion Research Ceenter (NORC) at University of Chicago. The quote is contained in an August 19, 2013 essay "Walking into Big Data" in the web magazine Inside Higher...

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