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Quote: Leacock on Statistics
"In earlier times they had no statistics and so they had to fall back on lies." This is a quote by Canadian economist Stephen Leacock (1869  1944). The quote is found on page 265 of his 1938 book In Model Memoirs and Other Sketches from Simple to Serious




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Quote: Maxwell on Probability
"The true logic of this world is the calculus of probabilities." This is a quote of Scottish physicist and mathematician James Clerk Maxwell (1831  1879). The quote is found on page 197 in volume 1 of The Scientific Letters and Papers of James Clerk Maxwell, (James Clerk Maxwell and Peter Michael Harman, ed.).




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Joke: Justifying the means
This joke can be used in a discussion of how sample size affects the reliability of the sample mean. The joke may be found amongst the extensive Science Jokes resources at www.newyorkscienceteacher.com




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Poem: Statistics
"Statistics" is a poem by Canadian physician Neil Harding McAlister (1952  ). The poem contains material that can help with class discussions about sample surveys, medical experiments, and significance testing.




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Count This: A Primer for the Study of Statistics
This short article begins with a brief explanation of 3D barcodes (what they are and how they are used), and then provides an argument for why statistics should be studied and how statistics is a part of everyday life. Several links are shared for other resources related to teaching and learning statistics, in addition to a link to a career options in statistics.




http://www.barcodesinc.com/articles/studyofstatistics.htm

