Florence Nightingale was sent to Turkey by the British government during the Crimean War. She was intensely disturbed by the lack of sanitary conditions, and fought for years to improve the quality of care. One of her biggest weapons in the battle wa...s statistics – she collected data with which she was able to show that many more soldiers died from illnesses contracted due to poor sanitation than from enemy fire. This brief clip could be used to introduce a discussion in statistics class or a unit on scientific inquiry. Why were statistics so imperative to making her argument convincing? (0:59)[more]

Probability math is used in many ways in everyday life, and it has many definitions. Find out about the definitions of probability, such as counting definitions, permutations, and combinations.

Fred Hazelton, Statistician for the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World discusses his work with the guide and with touringplans.com on an Ottawa TV Morning Show. While he doesn’t discuss his specific methods, he does discuss the fact that he needs ...to use statistics because there are an infinite number of choices for your path through the park. It is a great example of real-life application for statistics. (04:20)[more]

In this example we find both the center and spread for the given data. Remember that the center is basically the point in the middle of your data. (01:31)

In this video, six basic statistical calculations are presented in a Microsoft Powerpoint with accompanying narration. The video explores how to find the mean, median, mode, standard deviation, z scores, and p-values. examples are presented of data... sets for concentration of product.[more]

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