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Textbook: Writing for Statistics and Data Science

If you are looking for my textbook Writing for Statistics and Data Science here it is for free in the Open Educational Resource Commons. Wri...

Friday 27 July 2018

Stat Writing Exercise - Pre-Baked Regression Analysis

In this Statistical Communication exercise, the learners take an already completed regression analysis and write a report of 250-400 words describing the analysis. This exercise consists of a 40-50 minute example that the teacher goes through to demonstrate and establish expectations, followed by a 50-70 minute period for the learners to emulate that writing process on a new analysis.

Friday 20 July 2018

Chess Variant - Laser Chess / Khet / Deflexion

Khet, Deflexion, and Laser Chess are different names for the same game.  The currently commercially available game is called Laser Chess, and it has a space theme. Deflexion, Khet, and Khet 2.0 have an ancient Egyptian theme. The themes and some of the suggested starting boards differ between versions, but the pieces and board are functionally identical. They have also introduced a couple of new starting positions and improved the accuracy of the laser, but otherwise kept the fundamentals the same.

Thursday 19 July 2018

Annual Report to Stakeholders 2017-18


The last year has been a lot like the year before which works out well mostly. There are a few things I still haven't done that I wanted to which makes it feel a bit like stagnation but let's focus on the victories instead.

Having more professional experience has allowed me to do many of the same things professionally as last year but on a larger scale and faster. For example I taught 6 classes this year, up from 5 last year. I wrote a lot more material, edited a lot more papers, and read a lot more books.

Stat Writing Exercise - Improving Graphs

This is an in-class exercise that I gave to the 3rd year undergrads in a Statistical Communication class. It was designed to take 20 minutes to explain and 40-50 minutes to execute, including instant feedback. It went well enough that I felt it was worth sharing.