Tag: Statistics

Science Fail Monday: How a dead salmon taught us about statistics

Science Fail Monday: How a dead salmon taught us about statistics

Any scientist knows the importance of a good negative control. A negative control in an experiment is a group of samples or subjects in which no response is expected to an experimental treatment. The experimental group can then be compared to the control group. Such…

Four Bad Graphs, and How to be a Better “Citizen Statistician”

Four Bad Graphs, and How to be a Better “Citizen Statistician”

Statistics. Ugh. Why force-feed such a dreary topic to countless innocent students across the globe? Well, statistics is actually an outrageously important field of study. People make graphs to summarize statistical results (it’s more useful to look at a graph than a big spreadsheet full…