Checking the Numbers

“Don’t become a novelist; be a statistician, much more scope for the imagination.”

I borrowed the above quote, attributable to whom, I am not sure, from Russell Whitaker at Survival Arts, who borrowed it from a post a Samizdata.  Read that quote again.

Now read a post by Stuart Buck titled “Words and Children, which looks into some research on verbal interaction between parents and their children, and the children’s subsequent testing abilities and vocabulary depth.  Reading Buck’s post made me wonder if the researchers were all statisticians, or simply math challenged.

Link to Stuart Buck’s post via Billy Beck.

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