Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum

The Math Forum Internet Mathematics Library

The Median Isn't the Message

_____________________________________
Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Suggest a Link || Library Help
_____________________________________

Visit this site: http://www.cancerguide.org/median_not_msg.html

Author:Stephen Jay Gould
Description: A personal story of statistics and "stretching the truth with numbers"; according to Steve Dunn, "the wisest, most humane thing ever written about cancer and statistics. It is the antidote both to those who say that, 'the statistics don't matter,' and to those who have the unfortunate habit of pronouncing death sentences on patients who face a difficult prognosis. Anyone who researches the medical literature will confront the statistics for their disease."

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Statistics, Medicine/Health
Math Ed Topics: Psychological/Affective Issues

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

_____________________________________
Home || The Math Library || Quick Reference || Search || Help
_____________________________________

© 1994-2014 Drexel University. All rights reserved.
http://mathforum.org/
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Goodwin College of Professional Studies.The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.