A New Normal For Temperature

New normal for what the temperature changed because NOAA updated the temperature average that meteorologist use. The baseline for normal weather from 1981-2010 was 52.8 degrees Fahrenheit. The new baseline from 1991-2020 is 53.3 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a 1.5-degree Fahrenheit increase. While this may not appear to be big jump, it is easy toContinue reading “A New Normal For Temperature”

Aren’t We Due One?

Oftentimes people believe in the misconception of the “law of averages” that you are due one. After seven straight boys, parents may think they are due a girl. Unfortunately, having a child is like tossing a coin. There is 50% chance for heads and a 50% chance for tails.  This same logic applies to givingContinue reading “Aren’t We Due One?”

Courtroom Statistics

The United States of America vs. Kristin Gilbert is a fascinating case in hypothesis testing by Gelbach. In the case there was a suspicious numbers of deaths at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, the investigators wanted to know if the number of deaths that occurred when Kristen Gilbert was on duty was so unlikely thatContinue reading “Courtroom Statistics”

FDA continues investigation into dog heart damage linked to diet

The following questions can guide a class discussion after reading this article. Many students might find this fascinating if they are pet owners. Take a poll of the type of dog food that is given to the animals. 1.  What two variables are being compared? 2.  What are possible lurking or confounding variables? 3.  ThisContinue reading “FDA continues investigation into dog heart damage linked to diet”