Monday, March 23, 2009

TVO's "Big Ideas": Statistics: What's the point?

On Sunday March 29th TV Ontario will host 2009 Big Ideas Best Lecturer competition. One of this year's finalists is a professor from York University who will speak on "Statistics: Whats the point?".

The beginning of this lecture is for anyone who would like a good introduction to what statistics is and why it is important. He gives a number of good examples about why numeracy is important. Towards the end of the lecture he explains vocabulary which, though important for his class, is not truly interesting for the general public.

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