Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Of Averages, Standard Deviations, Confidence Intervals, Probability
Worth noting perhaps that "Statistician" is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the American workplace:
Some stat-related pieces catching my attention recently...
1) Starting with the simplest, Todd Rose looks at learning and "averages" in this interview from NPR (...none of us are "average"):
2) More technical is Chris Harrow's look at standard deviations and sample size for his secondary math classroom:
3) Meanwhile, Deborah Mayo questions Nate Silver's explication of confidence intervals (includes interesting comment thread):
4) And just this morning comes a long post from Jim Propp on probabilities involved in lottery values (and hat detection ;-):
If stats aren't your thing then skip all these, but really, everyone should be acquainting themselves more with statistics.