statistics is beautiful #6

Last semester, in my Statistical Modeling class, we studied a whole pile of hypothesis tests and confidence intervals.  After a few, I realized that they all took a very similar form.  The note-taking sheet below (PDF download here) lays out blocks for left-tailed test, right-tailed test, two-tailed test, and the confidence interval, with spaces to fill in the parts of the  hypothesis test as described in an earlier stats is beautiful post.

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mathematics is beautiful #4: chronic pain

Tonight’s infographic is all about chronic pain. Note the visualization in the center, where only one little person out of more than 7,300 is highlighted, and compare it to the visualization above it, where it shows one person out of three. For every person who dies due to an overdose of opioid pain medications, another 3,029 Americans are suffering from chronic pain.

Those 3,029 people have to give a urine sample each time they need to see their pain management specialist. When they experience excruciating breakthrough pain, they are turned away at the emergency room as drug-seekers. Most of their doctors don’t know how to help them, and so these patients come to believe at least once in their journey that their pain and disability are their own fault. We need to change this conversation.

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mathematics is beautiful (#1)

I’ve been asserting that [the field of] statistics is beautiful, in this series of infographics.  Today’s graphic is about the beauty of mathematics and the beauty that can be found therein.  The final quotation comes from this essay, and may be a central idea that guides me over my academic journey. How does one teach from an aesthetic point of view? I can imagine this in a Montessori classroom, but it is harder for me to visualize in a college or university lecture hall.  There is much here for me to reflect on.

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