Exciting Statistics

Is there such a thing as exciting statistics? Take a look at this YouTube video – the first 5 minutes are amazing! I was introduced to it at the Winter Institute for Statistical Literacy for Librarians and recently used it for a reference round table I co-presented on data and statistics. I’ve also used it for the distance course I teach and it really got the dialogue following among my students (often a hard thing for distance courses and even more difficult when the topic is statistics – the normal discourse runs along the line of I hate statistics!). It’s a great example of the power of statistics when used correctly and helps statistics become more exciting I think.


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One Response to Exciting Statistics

  1. that’s one of the most difficult course i met in university. But it’s quite useful.

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