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Joke: Drawing conclusions from data

This joke can be used to motivate class discussions on the assumptions underlying drawing conclusions from data (especially the assumption of stationarity). The joke is a revision of a story in The Angel's Dictionary: A modern tribute to Ambrose Bierce by Edmund Volkart - also quoted in Statistically Speaking: A dictionary of Quotations by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither (page 62). The revision (to make the story suitable for classroom use) was written by Dennis Pearl, The Ohio State University.
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Date Of Record Creation 2008-11-16 11:44:36
Date Of Record Release 2008-11-16 11:44:36
Date Last Modified 2008-11-16 11:44:36
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Author Name Dennis Pearl
Author Organization The Ohio State University

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