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What Does A Statistician Do?

What Does A Statistician Do?

Statisticians provide algorithmic muscle for the machine learning engineer and data scientist’s products. Like most of the careers that are branches of statistics, they are likely to be engaged in extensive data analysis and interpretation,…
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Book Review: Strength in Numbers

Strength in Numbers: Discovering the Joy and Power of Mathematics in Everyday Life by Sherman K. Stein Based on the subtitle of the book, one might expect Sherman Stein’s Strength in Numbers to discuss when and where we see and use mathematics…
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Leverage Data in Basketball

How Does Data Analytics Help Basketball Teams? Since the dawn of sporting, teams and players have been looking for competitive advantages in order to win games: basketball today is no different. Except the stakes have never been higher; as…

Book Review: How Not to Be Wrong

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg In How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking, Jordan Ellenberg demonstrates how mathematical reasoning can be used in real-world settings. Ellenberg…
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The History of the Data Science Field

Data Science: Where did it come from and what is it now? The field of data science is relatively new, though the ideas that it encompasses are not. Data science is an outgrowth of statistical analysis and has been made possible by the ever-stronger…
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Statistical Analysis & Baseball

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Why Was Moneyball Such a Big Deal? Michael Lewis’s hit book Moneyball gave readers an inside look to the Oakland Athletics front office operations when they began using revolutionary strategies to field their team. Prior to the 2002 MLB season…
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It’s Not All Greek: Statistical Symbols & Abbreviations

As with all branches of mathematics, statistics employs many statistical symbols and abbreviations. Below is a list of some of these that you may see in studying standard descriptive and inferential statistics, including probability and hypothesis…
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Office Analysis: Excel & Data

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Microsoft Office’s Excel spreadsheet program offers users a great many features for data organization, description and analysis. In this article, we will take a look at some of the features Excel provides users. Data Validation The data…
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Not the Whole Truth: Lying with Statistics

Data analysis and the field of statistics are thought to be hard sciences: data is gathered, analyzed using certain processes – often precise mathematical ones – and findings are reported. But this is not always the case. We do not always…

Gender Salary Gaps Persist: Sociological Studies

Sociology is one of many social sciences. Like practitioners of other sciences, sociologists collect and analyze data in order to describe conditions in their field and to explain the how and why trends and data are the way they are. One of…