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View Resource Poem: Very Able to Know Each Variable

A poem to teach about various types of variables (categorical versus numerical versus summary statistics) and differentiating them from other concepts like the outcomes in the sample space or the sample size. The poem was composed by Lawrence Mark Lesser of The University of Texas at El Paso.

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View Resource Joke: The Publishers

A joke to be used in teaching about the use of randomization in experiments or about the Pearson correlation coefficient. The idea for the joke came from Lawrence Mark Lesser of The University of Texas at El Paso.

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View Resource Song: Mean

A song to teach about when the mean versus the median is better for describing a distribution. The lyric was authored by Lawrence Mark Lesser from the University of Texas at El Paso. The song may be sung to the tune of Taylor Swift's Grammy winning 2010 hit "Mean". Free for use in non-commercial teaching.

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View Resource Song: Correlation Song

A song to teach about the relationship between the slope of the regression line and the correlation. The lyric was authored by Lawrence Mark Lesser from the University of Texas at El Paso. The song may be sung to the tune of the English lullaby "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (Jane Taylor, 1806). Free for use in non-commercial teaching.

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View Resource Song: Totally Average Woman

A fun song about the average by American humorist and singer-songwriter Carla Ulbrich. The song is also available at www.theacousticguitarproject.com/artist/carla-ulbrich/ and more about the singer can be found at her website at www.carlau.com. For classroom use, you might ask which lines in "Totally Average Woman" refer to ways in which the woman in the song is at the mean, and which refer to...

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View Resource Quote: Merrill on Big Data

"I don?t like the label ?big data?, because that suggests the key measure is how many bits you have available to use. But who cares how much data you have? With too little data, you won?t be able to make any conclusions that you trust. With loads of data you will find relationships that aren?t real. ... Big data isn?t about bits, it?s about talent." This is a quote by ZestFinance.c...

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View Resource Quote: Smith on Designing Experiments

"If the experiments be quite simple the question may be without great importance; but when their requirements as to time or expenditure come into account the problem arises, how the observations should be chosen in order that a limited number of them may give the maximum amount of knowledge." is a quote by Danish Statistician Kirstine Smith (1878 - 1939). The quote appears in the introduction to...

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View Resource Quote: Utts on the Nature of Statistics

"This one basic idea, comparing natural variability to the variability induced by different behaviors, interventions, or group memberships, forms the heart of modern statistics." is a quote by American Statistician Jessica Utts (1952 - ) of University of California, Irvine. The quote appears in chapter 3 of her introductory textbook "Seeing Through Statistics." 3rd edition, 2005, Cengage.

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View Resource Quote: Mayer on Collecting Data

"With data collection, 'The sooner the better' is always the best answer. is a quote by American executive Marissa Mayer (1975 - ) president and CEO of Yahoo! The quote appears in a profile of her in Vogue magazine in 2009.

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View Resource Quote: Barksdale on Opinion versus Data

"If we have data, let's look at data. If all we have are opinions, let's go with mine." is a quote by American entrepreneur James Love Barksdale (1943 - ) former president and CEO of Netscape Communications.

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