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Robin Hood and His Outliers: A Case Study in Introductory Statistics for the Arithmetically Averse - Chapter One


Barbara P. Billauer


Institute of World Politics; Foundation for Law and Science Centers, Inc.

February 1, 2008


Abstract:     
Through a mythical case study students are introduced into basic concepts of statistics. The case study also provides the opportunity for students to perform simple exercises using these concepts.

Part I explores the concepts of means, medians and modes, and discusses the uses and limitations of these measurements. In addition the graphical representation of skewed population samples are introduced.

Part II discusses the concept of standard deviation and its use in interpreting statistical evidence.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 21

Keywords: means, averages, medians, modes, skewed populations

JEL Classification: A20, A21, B41, D63, D61, A29, C89, C49

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Date posted: February 1, 2008 ; Last revised: April 15, 2008

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Billauer, Barbara P., Robin Hood and His Outliers: A Case Study in Introductory Statistics for the Arithmetically Averse - Chapter One (February 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1088487 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1088487

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Barbara P. Billauer (Contact Author)
Institute of World Politics
DC
United States
Foundation for Law and Science Centers, Inc. ( email )
1020 16th Street NW
Suite LL1
Washington, DC 20036
United States
571 437-4684 (Phone)
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