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
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, C49working papers series
Date posted: February 1, 2008 ; Last revised: April 15, 2008
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