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Category Archives: Commentary
Is College Worth It?
Is college worth it? This was the question posed by the authors of the report called College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings, which was produced recently by The Center on Education and the Workforce. We do not plan on giving an … Continue reading
A Student’s View of the Normal Distribution
In my teaching, I always strive to encourage students to look at statistics from a practical point of view. In a recent class period covering the normal distribution, I indicated that data values more than 3 standard deviations away from … Continue reading
Reducing DoorToBalloon Time Saves Lives
For the patients who experience a heart attack caused by a complete blockage of blood supply to the heart (called ST segment elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI), quick response is critical. These patients should be treated with arteryopening procedures soon … Continue reading
Food scientists need to make sense of numbers
Food – the part of the economy that encompasses the production, the processing and the marketing of foods – is big business. In fact, the successes of the food industry depend in no small measure on the use of statistics. … Continue reading →