To aid with the start of the semester…

School has started, which is always exciting. After all, the new school year is filled with GREAT possibilities.

Yet, lets face it … most of the students in our classes this fall aren’t going to have that level of excitement, especially about having to take statistics. I often contemplate, why aren’t students excited about the possibilities of learning statistics? Though I certainly don’t have all of the answers, and look forward to hearing from the sages, I do have a few hypotheses, each that I will be discussing over the course of the next few weeks.

(1) ** People don’t trust statistics**, and the students have heard these comments, possibly for years. http://www.quotegarden.com/statistics.html Take this link to a list of quotes on statistics, and see how many of them basically say … you can use statistics to lie. Of course, it probably doesn’t help labor day marks the start of the big push for…

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