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It is so random! Or is it? The meaning of randomness

June 25, 2014
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It is so random! Or is it? The meaning of randomness

The concept of “random” is a tough one. First there is the problem of lexical ambiguity. There are colloquial meanings for random that don’t totally tie in with the technical or domain-specific meanings for random. Then there is the fact … Continue reading →

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Introducing Probability

May 23, 2014
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Introducing Probability

I have a guilty secret. I really love probability problems. I am so happy to be making videos about probability just now, and conditional probability and distributions and all that fun stuff. I am a little disappointed that we won’t be … Continue reading →

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Introducing Probability

May 23, 2014
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Introducing Probability

I have a guilty secret. I really love probability problems. I am so happy to be making videos about probability just now, and conditional probability and distributions and all that fun stuff. I am a little disappointed that we won’t be … Continue reading →

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Support Dr Nic and Statistics Learning Centre videos

May 1, 2014
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Support Dr Nic and Statistics Learning Centre videos

This is a short post, sometimes called e-begging! I had been toying with the idea of a Kickstarter project, as a way for supporters of my work to help us keep going. Kickstarter is a form of crowd-sourcing, which lets … Continue reading →

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Support Dr Nic and Statistics Learning Centre videos

May 1, 2014
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Support Dr Nic and Statistics Learning Centre videos

This is a short post, sometimes called e-begging! I had been toying with the idea of a Kickstarter project, as a way for supporters of my work to help us keep going. Kickstarter is a form of crowd-sourcing, which lets … Continue reading →

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A helpful structure for analysing graphs

April 22, 2014
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A helpful structure for analysing graphs

Mathematicians teaching English “I became a maths teacher so I wouldn’t have to mark essays” “I’m having trouble getting the students to write down their own ideas” “When I give them templates I feel as if it’s spoon-feeding them” These … Continue reading →

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A helpful structure for analysing graphs

April 22, 2014
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A helpful structure for analysing graphs

Mathematicians teaching English “I became a maths teacher so I wouldn’t have to mark essays” “I’m having trouble getting the students to write down their own ideas” “When I give them templates I feel as if it’s spoon-feeding them” These … Continue reading →

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Teaching Confidence Intervals

March 31, 2014
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Teaching Confidence Intervals

If you want your students to understand just two things about confidence intervals, what would they be? What and what order When making up a teaching plan for anything it is important to think about whom you are teaching, what … Continue reading →

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Teaching Confidence Intervals

March 31, 2014
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Teaching Confidence Intervals

If you want your students to understand just two things about confidence intervals, what would they be? What and what order When making up a teaching plan for anything it is important to think about whom you are teaching, what … Continue reading →

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The silent dog – null results matter too!

March 16, 2014
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The silent dog – null results matter too!

Recently I was discussing the process we use in a statistical enquiry. The ideal is that we start with a problem and follow the statistical enquiry cycle through the steps Problem, Plan, Data collection, Analysis and Conclusion, which then may … Continue reading →

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