# Questions tagged [statistics]

For questions about the practice or science of collecting and analysing numerical data in large quantities, for instance for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample.

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### Teaching the difference between standard deviation and interquartile range

Are there any good examples for high school studends where: Interquartile range is "better" to describe "spread" in an (empirical) statistical distribution of data standard deviation is a "better" ...
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### Impressive common misleading interpretations in statistics to make students aware of

Statistics are used everywhere; politicians, companies, etc. argue with the help of statistics. Since calculations are needed for the interpretation of statistics, such things should be taught in ...
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### Are these explanations of variance and covariance intuitive?

When tutoring, I try to simplify concepts. I came up with these examples to explain the intention behind variance and covariance. Could you please help me find conceptual, pedagogical or mathematical ...
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### What are "must read"/classical refences on data aggregation/disaggregation in statistics?

I am looking for "must read"/classical references on data aggregation/disaggregation in statistics, particularly, what they are exactly, why they are done and how statistical measures (media,...
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### simpson paradox in classroom: reports?

he Simpson's Paradox is a statistical phenomenon in which a trend or relationship observed within a dataset disappears or reverses when the dataset is divided into smaller groups. It occurs when a ...
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### Hypothesis Tests in Students' Lives

Consider, in a basic statistics class, the difference between the following two examples: A six-sided die is rolled twenty times. It comes up a "two" eight times, which seems unfair. The owner of ...
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### Best natural language(s) for conveying, conceptualizing, teaching, understanding, and learning Probabilistic & Statistical concepts & theory?

English can be precise but it is rather 'flowery' and easily gets in its' own way. East-Asian natural languages like Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Japanese are notorious for permitting the ...
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### Statistics, for the mathematically rigorous

I don't know where I can find a rigorous statistics course or textbook. The closest thing I can think of is measure-theoretic probability theory, but I wouldn't really call that "statistics"....
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Are there any collections or blogs of bad data visualizations? I know I've seen such misleading graphics in the news or in print, made misleading either maliciously or thoughtlessly, but I usually see ...
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### After building the probability space, how to motivate for random variables? [closed]

Having put my audience through developing a probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, P)$, where $\Omega$ is the sample space of a random trial, $\mathcal{F}$ is a $\sigma$-field on it, and P is a ...
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### Where can I find examples of statistics projects? [duplicate]

I am going to teach an undergraduate statistics course for the first time next semester. I would like students to do a project by applying some of the things they learned to real-world data. Is there ...
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### Is it weird for an undergrad or grad quant/applied maths(/even pure maths) programme to not teach that probabilities of 0 or 1 will never change? [closed]

Edit: i didn't mean it like this programme should do this or that. i mean other people are accusing me like 'your programme should've had this or that' (actually they're saying that i should know this ...