Against All Odds: Inside Statistics

2018
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Season 1, Episode 30 (One-way Anova)

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Does holding a heavier clipboard make you estimate that a jar of coins has more money in it than if you're holding a lighter clipboard? Psychologists use One-Way ANOVA to analyse the data from this experiment.
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Season 1, Episode 29 (Inference For Regression)

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Historical story of how statisticians built the case against DDT as the culprit behind plummeting peregrine falcon population numbers.
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Season 1, Episode 28 (Inference For Two-way Tables)

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Host Dr. Pardis Sabeti's own research examines possible genetic resistance to deadly Lassa fever in West Africa. Using Inference for Two-Way Tables helps untangle potential relationships.
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Season 1, Episode 27 (Inference For Proportions)

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Managers have no clue what conditions actually motivate their workers best, as shown by research conducted by Teresa Amabile, host of the original Against All Odds.
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Season 1, Episode 26 (Comparing Two Means)

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Comparing the activity and calorie expenditure levels of Western office workers and African hunter gatherers adds some surprising new data to the science of obesity.
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Season 1, Episode 25 (Small Sample Inference For One Mean)

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A brewer uses this technique to monitor quality differences in multiple batches of the same beer.
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Season 1, Episode 24 (Tests Of Significance)

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Is a newly-discovered poem really written by William Shakespeare? Using statistical analysis of his known word use, researchers set up null and alternative hypotheses to investigate.
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Season 1, Episode 23 (Confidence Intervals)

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A battery manufacturer tests just a sample of its product to verify its claims about battery life. A margin of error and a confidence level help quantify its accuracy.
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Season 1, Episode 22 (Control Charts)

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This quality control method helped Quest Diagnostics streamline and improve their system for processing and testing lab samples so they could meet their nightly deadlines.
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Season 1, Episode 21 (Sampling Distributions)

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Heights of third graders in one class. Quality scores for circuit boards at a factory. Taking multiple samples allows us to visualise the sampling distribution of the sample mean.
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