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View Resource Cartoon: Driving Dangers

A cartoon to teach about interpreting observational studies. Cartoon by John Landers ( based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.
View Resource Joke: the number of offspring

Statistics play an important role in genetics. For instance, statistics prove that the number of offspring you will have is an inherited trait. If your parents didn't have any kids, odds are you won't either. Joke #137 of Gary Ramseyer's First Internet Gallery of Statistics Jokes contributed by Hugh W. Graham of Abbott Labs.
View Resource Quote: O'Brien on Research Studies

"A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'" This a quote from American comedian and talk show host Conan O'Brien (1963 - ) delivered on his TV show Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
View Resource Quote: Vesalius on Observation

"I am not accustomed to saying anything with certainty after only one or two observations. " is a quote by Flemish anatomist Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564). The quote is found in Epistola rationem modumque propinandi radicis Chynae decocti.
View Resource Quote: Nightingale on Confounding

"In comparing the deaths of one hospital with those of another, any statistics are justly considered absolutely valueless which do not give the ages, the sexes and the diseases of all the cases." is a quote by British nursing pioneer and statistician Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910). The quote appears on page 59 of her 1859 book Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not.
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