by Dawn Wright | Feb 7, 2019

Earlier this year, I read of the analysis of the recent fatality caused by an Uber autonomous car in Arizona. (Lee, 2018) It occurred to me (and others) that this terrible situation is possibly related to Type I and Type II errors. (Efrati, 2018) A Type I is a false...
by Dawn Wright | Jan 31, 2019

The Big Picture of Statistics The process of statistics starts when we identify what group we want to study or learn something about. We call this group the population. Note that the word “population” here (and in the entire course) is not just used to refer to...
by Dawn Wright | Jan 4, 2019

Every time I teach the Central Limit Theorem, I get questions from students on why we divide the population standard deviation, sigma, by the square root of the sample size to calculate the standard deviation of the sampling distribution which we call the standard...
by Dawn Wright | Dec 29, 2018

Back in the dark ages when access to computers was not all that common, I was faced with developing a project schedule for, to me, a complex construction project. I was not that long out of school, so I sought out my boss with the hope he would give me some guidance...
by Dawn Wright | Dec 5, 2018

A Two-sample problem for testing to see if the two proportions are different: