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* [[significance tests]]  * [[significance tests]]  
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* [[guide to Excel for statistics]]  * [[guide to Excel for statistics]]  
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* measures of central tendency: [[wikipedia:meanmean]], [[wikipedia:medianmedian]], [[wikipedia:modemode]]  * measures of central tendency: [[wikipedia:meanmean]], [[wikipedia:medianmedian]], [[wikipedia:modemode]]  
* normal distributions: [[wikipedia:normal distributionnormal distribution]], [[wikipedia:standard deviationstandard deviation]], [[wikipedia:variancevariance]], [[wikipedia:standard error of the meanstandard error of the mean]] from the Wikipedia  * normal distributions: [[wikipedia:normal distributionnormal distribution]], [[wikipedia:standard deviationstandard deviation]], [[wikipedia:variancevariance]], [[wikipedia:standard error of the meanstandard error of the mean]] from the Wikipedia  
−  * significance tests: [[wikipedia:Statistical significancesignificance]], [[wikipedia:confidence intervalconfidence interval]], [[wikipedia:Student's ttestt test]], [[wikipedia:ANOVAANOVA]]  +  * significance tests: [[wikipedia:Statistical significancesignificance]], [[wikipedia:confidence intervalconfidence interval]], [[wikipedia:Student's ttestt test]], [[wikipedia:ANOVAANOVA]], [[wikipedia:Margin_of_errormargin of error]], [http://blogs.salon.com/0001561/stories/2003/12/31/pollsAndMarginOfErrorALittleExplainer.html Polls and margin of error] 
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* [http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/index.html HyperStat] statistics textbook by David Lane (prof. for psychology & statistics)  * [http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/index.html HyperStat] statistics textbook by David Lane (prof. for psychology & statistics)  
* [http://www.tufts.edu/~gdallal/LHSP.HTM The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice] by Gerard E. Dallal (chief of the Biostatistics Unit, Tufts Uni)  * [http://www.tufts.edu/~gdallal/LHSP.HTM The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice] by Gerard E. Dallal (chief of the Biostatistics Unit, Tufts Uni)  
−  * [http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/  +  * [http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/ Electronic Statistics Textbook] by StatSoft 
−  * [http://www.  +  * [http://udel.edu/~mcdonald/statintro.html Handbook of Biological Statistics] 
+  * [http://www.statcan.gc.ca/edu/powerpouvoir/toctdm/5214718eng.htm Statistics: Power from Data!]  
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Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.  Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.  
:Mark Twain (1835  1910)  :Mark Twain (1835  1910)  
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Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.  Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.  
:Evan Esar (1899  1995)  :Evan Esar (1899  1995)  
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I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.  I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic.  
:Sir Winston Churchill (1874  1965)  :Sir Winston Churchill (1874  1965)  
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Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.  Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.  
:Fletcher Knebel  :Fletcher Knebel  
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There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.  There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. 
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