Statistics Every Writer Should Know
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|Robert Niles; Niles Online|
|Numbers can't talk, but they can tell you as much as human sources can. Here, described in plain English, are some basic concepts in statistics that every writer and reader should know. For beginners: Mean, Median, Percent; the next step: Per capita and Rates, Standard Deviation and Normal Distribution, Margin of Error and Confidence Interval, Data Analysis; Frequently Asked Questions: Sample Sizes; Ask for Help: The Stats Board. With a link to Finding Data on the Internet, a journalist's guide.|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Resource Types:||Lesson Plans and Activities|
|Math Topics:||Data Analysis, Statistics|
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