Friday, February 1, 2008

Just a Friendly Reminder!

I knew Statistics was good for something- even if it is just keeping me grounded in the adoption process:)

So here was my daily dose of reality, embedded in my (devilish) Statistics notes:

"As with most predictions about anything you expect there to be some error, that is you expect the prediction to not be exactly correct..." Just a friendly reminder to take all things in stride, to understand that estimates for wait times and court dates and travel timelines are all predictions, prone to error and likely to not be exactly correct:)

Would you like another taste of my statistics notes? Yes? You are perverse, but here goes:

"As to the other expressions in the slope equation, Sy refers to the square root of the sum of squared deviations between the observed values of y and mean of y; similarly, Sx refers to the square root of the sum of squared deviations between the observed values of x and the mean of x."

So there.

3 comments:

Ted and Lori said...

Smartypants.

Stacie said...

Ditto what lori said. I mean - huh?

graceling said...

Well, that's exactly how I feel.

Like I said, statistics is of the devil. Anything that I have to read 3 or 4 times in order to understand is probably of the devil.

And this is why it takes 6-7 hours to do my stupid statistics homework.