Monday, July 31, 2017

Hickey's "The Ultimate Playlist Of Banned Wedding Songs"

I think this blog just peaked. Why? I'm giving you a way to use the Cha-Cha-Slide ("Everybody clap your hands!") as a tool to teach basic descriptive statistics.

Most Intro Stats teachers could use this within the first week of class, to describe rank order data, interval data, qualitative data, quantitative data, the author's choice of percentage frequency data instead of straight frequency.

Additionally, Hickey, writing for fivethirtyeight, surveyed two dozen wedding DJs about banned songs at 200 weddings. So, you can chat about research methodology as well. 

Finally, as a Pennsylvanian, it makes me so sad that people ban the Chicken Dance! How can you possibly dislike the Chicken Dance enough to ban it? Is this a class thing?