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View Resource Quote: Adams on Assumptions

"...the most misleading assumptions are the ones you don?t even know you?re making" is a quote by English author Douglas Noel Adams (1952-2001) that can be used in teaching the importance of understanding the assumptions being made that underlie statistical inference. The quote is from the 1990 book Last Chance to See that was co-written with Mark Carwardine. It is part of a passage that Adams...

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View Resource Song: A Sample that's Skewed

A song about examining the assumptions in statistical procedures especially dealing with skewed distributions. The lyrics were written by Robert Carver of Stonehill College and were awarded second place in the song category of the 2011 CAUSE A-Mu-sing competition. The song is a parody of the 1961 classic pop song "Runaround Sue" written by Ernie Maresca and Dion DiMucci and sung by Dion backed...

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View Resource Quote: Cox on Nonstandard Problems

"Most real life statistical problems have one or more nonstandard features. There are no routine statistical question; only questionable statistical routines." is a quote by British Statistician Sir David R. Cox (1924 - ). The quote may be found on page 240 in Christopher Chatfield's 1991 article "Avoiding Statistical Pitfalls" in Statistical Science.

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