Ron's Corner ( 37 Posts )

June 06 2017 Tuesday 12:59 PM

Learning statistics without a book is like a bird learning to fly without wings

Modified Date 06-Jun-2017 Summer time and the living is easy Friends The summer is starting out with a bang.  We had our first collection of books at a Scientific meeting at the American College of Sports Medicine.  It was highly successful. The CEO of ACSM, is a good friend, Jim Whitehead and he orchestrated this extremely well. Not only were books dropped into the boxes, but also they arranged to have 3 publishers send us books. Indeed we are gathering our wings to have the BA Serageldin take off. “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down” ...

May 07 2017 Sunday 10:07 AM

Florence Nightingale, Statistician...Happy Birthday

Modified Date 07-May-2017 Dear Nursing Faculty and Students, May 12th is Florence Nightingale’s 197th birthday.  Nurses and researcher world wide should celebrate her as a “Compassionate Statistician”. Students should learn about her skills with research methods. We are with the library of Alexandria  and have established the first free Research methods library.  This has 1000s of online research methods, and will have close to 10,000 books available for use. Florence Nightingales statistical work will be prominently on display. We are contacting nurse educators to se ...

March 23 2017 Thursday 09:03 AM

Statistical Literacy goes viral

Modified Date 23-Mar-2017 Reaching all 151,000,000 college students in the world Gangnam Style:  2,800,000,000 views H1N1 Supercourse lecture:  50,000,000 views WHO Definition of Health:  > 1,000,000 Golden Lecture of Global Health:  >100,000 The World of Statistics:  150,000,000(?) We need your ideas as to how to make statistical literacy go viral. Please share with your students, we need your help. “See you Again” (2,500,000,000) The Internet is a powerful tool to reach as with Gangnam style almost 3 billion people.  What a remarkable achievement ...

February 27 2017 Monday 08:01 AM

Building the BA Serageldin Research Methods Center

Modified Date 27-Feb-2017 We have been very pleased in the past year to have built the largest research methods library.  Last week Dr. Serageldin (Director of the Library of Alexandria), Fritz Scheuren (Statistical Guru), Ron Wasserstein (Secretary of the American Statistical Association), Faina Linkov and I met.  It was a wonderful meeting. “Build Quality In”,  (Deming) We have decided to build something potentially more powerful than the BA Serageldin Euclid Library; the BA Serageldin Research Methods Center at the library of Alexandria.  The idea is to create a new and differen ...

February 15 2017 Wednesday 12:27 PM

Statistics and History

Modified Date 15-Feb-2017 “The answers you get depend on the questions you ask”  (Kuhn)  I have been reading about the history of statistics in the world.  It is most fascinating, and in fact very controversial.  I first used google ngram to examine the patterns of usage of statistical terms.  If one examines the term “statistics”, there was limited usage of the word up until the mid 1900s, then an acceleration beginning around 1960, with a peak around 2000, and then a 40% decline. There appears to be 3 peaks as we look at other aspects of components. The word “ ...