"All words are symbols that represent unspeakable realities. Which is also why words are magical." (Donald Miller tweet)

Friday, June 13, 2014

statistics-speak

I was in yet another meeting this morning.

It's been a long, long week, my friends.
A LONG week.

Someone cheerily forbade me from working tomorrow.
I laughed.
Yeah.
THAT'S gonna happen.

So anyway - I was in this meeting - discussing something world-changing, I'm sure.

And then I heard this statement:

"Well, they can't yet determine those statistics,
because the sample simply isn't large enough
to credibly extrapolate results to the general population."

And then I realized that statement came out of MY mouth.

Good grief.

It appears - possibly - that SOMETHING from my stats class is sinking into my head, despite it all.

1 comment:

Ken said...

You've absorbed a more important stats concept (i.e., when not to make a claim) than most politicians and (IMHO) reporters understand.