Common mistakes in Statistics

What can go wrong in a statistical study? Many things, there’s even  a book on this subject http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520274709

Your next assignment is to post an article or a video( could be anything: peer reviewed journal articles, newspaper articles, book examples, youtube videos, TED Talks…) that discusses not so correct ways of doing statistics or interpreting statistical results. Please include a short review of the “bad statistics” discussed in the post .

Please post your assignments as a reply to this message. Due date: April 16th 2015

Let’s discover the Student t-test

Please review the following article on Student t-Test. Your review should discuss the discovery of the t-test and its role in Statistics. Article: Studentttest. Your review should be between 100 and 150 words. Please post your review as a reply to this post. Your deadline to reply to this post  is April 2nd, 2015. This is an optional assignment. It is our fifth blog assignment.

Correlation or Causation

Please post peer-review articles or newspaper articles that discuss the relationship between response variable and explanatory variable. Explain the result section of the paper in your own words and discuss if the paper concludes an association or causation between two variables. Due date:  5:00pm, Feb 26th.

Article Sample with different experimental designs

Provide an article related to biology or the health sciences and that uses

Completely randomized experimental design or

Matched-pairs experimental design or

Randomized block experimental design

For your article, please answer following questions

1) What’s the research question?

2) What’s the response variable?

3) Determine factors

4) Explain the details of the experimental design.

Please reply to this post by Tuesday  Feb 12th (midnight) to receive credit for your participation.