Statistics Spotlight


Statistics Spotlight: Know the Differences

by Barsalou, Matthew

Data are not the same as information. Data alone serve little purpose. To be useful, data must be transformed into information....

Statistics Spotlight: At Random

by Anderson-Cook, Christine M.

When I was a faculty member in the department of statistics at Virginia Tech more than a decade ago, I sometimes taught the “Statistical Methods for Scientists and Engineers” course....

Statistics Spotlight: Staying Relevant

by Seaman, Julia; Allen, I. Elaine; Zetumer, Samuel

In the beginning, there was the central limit theorem (CLT). We use it every day as the basis for our statistical analyses....

Statistics Spotlight: The Birth of Specifications

by Hare, Lynne B.

Unlike Sandro Botticelli’s depiction of the birth of Venus, specifications do not ride in from the sea on a half shell. No—they actually come from ceiling tiles. This revelation may come as a shock to many who think specifications are God-given....

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