Monday, October 20, 2014

Quoctrung Bui's "Who's in the office? The American workday in one graph"

Credit: Quoctrung Bui/NPR
Bui, reporting for NPR, shares an interactive graphs that demonstrates when people in different career fields are at the office. Via drop down menus, you can compare the standard work days of a variety of different fields (here, "Food Preparation and Serving" versus "All Jobs").

If you scoff at pretty visualizations and want to sink your teeth into the data yourself, may I suggest the original government report entitled, "American Time Use Survey" or a related publication by Kawaguci, Lee, & Hamermesh, 2013.

Demonstrates: Biomodal data, data distribution, variability, work-life balance, different work shifts.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Free webinar on Simpson's Paradox teaching example/Bayesian logic for undergraduate statistics

Attend CAUSE Web's free Journal of Statistics Education webinar on 10/21/14 to learn about 1) a classroom example  of Simpson's Paradox as well as 2) ways to incorporate Bayesian logic into undergraduate statistics courses.

More information on past JSE webinars available here.