Beth Schultz

The Year of Statistics Is Here Now Celebrate!

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kq4ym
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kq4ym   1/11/2013 9:50:05 AM
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Statistical science would be an upcoming career choice I would image for lots of students. Number analysis can only be a booming field for those of that bent. With increasing stats available it's going to take some smart folks to make sense of just what's relevant and just what's just a curiosity for now.

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Re: the stuff of celebrations
Lyndon_Henry   1/3/2013 11:41:13 PM
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Seth writes


There are so many way stats can be applied and it is not the boring number crunching that some people may think it is.


 

I'm certainly not complaining — much of my professional work in publuc transportation depends on the availability of statistics.

Which makes me wonder ... where are all those millions of statisticians when I'm spending hours trying to find simple statistics that don't seem to be available?

 

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SethBreedlove   1/3/2013 9:16:13 PM
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It just goes to show that we are in the information age.  Hopefully this video and organizations will help encourage others to study statistics!  There are so many way stats can be applied and it is not the boring number crunching that some people may think it is. 

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Lyndon_Henry   1/3/2013 8:36:02 PM
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Beth writes


 

... how could we have known that the field provided jobs for approximately 2.8 million employees (around 10 percent of all jobs in the UK) and contributed about $338 billion in terms of GVA (around 16 percent of total UK GVA)...?


 

The UK has been suffering terribly under the Tories' interminable austerity program, so I'd say, especially under those conditions, anything that provides jobs for 2.8 million Britons is worth celebrating.

Are they serious? 10% of UK jobs and 16% of the economy are focused on just producing statistics?  Now, that's some serious number-crunching... 

 

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BethSchultz   1/3/2013 1:12:37 PM
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Lots and lots of confetti, just as long as it doesn't get in your champagne and creme brulee macaroons

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the stuff of celebrations
Noreen Seebacher   1/3/2013 12:12:23 PM
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Sure. Let's celebrate. But I would like some champagne and creme brulee macarooons, please.

Oh yea, and confetti.

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