monfils 418_Jan 16 2014

Doesthismeanthatlifejacketssavelives

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Unformatted text preview: What
is
this
course
about?
 •  Help
us
makes
sense
of
the
rela$onships
 between
events,
or
sets
of
events
or
things
 –  For
example:
the
correla'on
between
smoking
 and
lung
cancer
 –  But
what
about
the
correla$on
between
 cigareOe
lighter
use
and
lung
cancer?
 What
is
this
course
about?
 •  Thinking
cri$cally
about
data
 What
is
this
course
about?
 •  Thinking
cri$cally
about
data
 –  98%
of
all
drowning
vic$ms
were
not
wearing
 lifejackets.
 What
is
this
course
about?
 •  Thinking
cri$cally
about
data
 –  98%
of
all
drowning
vic$ms
were
not
wearing
 lifejackets.
 –  Does
this
mean
that
lifejackets
save
lives?
 What
is
this
course
about?
 •  Thinking
cri$cally
about
data
 –  98%
of
all
drowning
vic$ms
were
not
wearing
 tuxedos –  Does this mean that tuxedos save lives?

 What
is
Sta)s)cs?
   Sta$s$cs refers
to
a
set
of
procedures
and
rules
 used
to
organize,
summarize,
and
interpret
 informa$on.
   Sta$s...
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