Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Math is like music, statistics is like literature

A friend sent me this link to Andrew Gelman's blog on statistics. In that post, Gelman writes:
Dick De Veaux gave a talk for us a few years ago, getting to some general points about statistics teaching by starting with the question, Why are there no six year old novelists? Statistics, like literature, benefits from some life experience.
The first few slides in De Veaux's presentation are relevant to the issue.

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