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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 3, Histograms
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directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 3 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 9 mins

Meteorologists use histograms to map when lightning strikes and this visualization technique helps them understand the data in new ways.

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The new Against All Odds is intended as a one-year introduction to statistics. Made up of vivid real-world examples, our goal is to present statistics in the...

directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 3 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 9 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 11, Fitting Lines to Data
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directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 11 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 10 mins

Winter snowpack in the Colorado Rockies can predict spring water supply. Plotting annual measurements in a scatterplot lets resource managers draw a regression line that helps them forecast water availability.

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The new Against All Odds is intended as a one-year introduction to statistics. Made...

directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 11 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 10 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 13, Two-Way Tables
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directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 13 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 10 mins

One city surveyed the happiness of its residents. Two-way tables help organize the data and tease out relationships between happiness levels and opinions about aspects of the city itself.

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The new Against All Odds is intended as a one-year introduction to statistics. Made up of vivid real-world...

directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 13 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 10 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 17, Samples and Surveys
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directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 17 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 10 mins

A visit to the University of New Hampshire Survey Center illustrates how pollsters create accurate surveys. They can then use details from their sample to make inferences about a whole population.

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The new Against All Odds is intended as a one-year introduction to statistics. Made up of vivid r...

directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 17 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 10 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 18, Introduction to Probability
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directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 18 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 11 mins

Probability is the mathematics of chance behavior - and can help predict events such as the daily weather, or whether an asteroid will collide with Earth.

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The new Against All Odds is intended as a one-year introduction to statistics. Made up of vivid real-world examples, our goal is to present...

directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 18 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 11 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 19, Probability Models
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directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 19 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 10 mins

Casinos are as well-versed in probability as statisticians and probability models help them maintain the house advantage over gamblers.

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The new Against All Odds is intended as a one-year introduction to statistics. Made up of vivid real-world examples, our goal is to present statistics in the...

directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 19 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 10 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 20, Random Variables
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directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 20 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 11 mins

The Challenger space shuttle disaster was blamed on faulty O-rings. How can probability calculations on random variables help predict the chances of this kind of failure?

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The new Against All Odds is intended as a one-year introduction to statistics. Made up of vivid real-world examples, our go...

directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 20 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 11 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 10, Scatterplots
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directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 10 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 9 mins

Plotting annual numbers of Florida powerboat registrations and manatee killings suggests an uncomfortable relationship for the marine mammals.

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The new Against All Odds is intended as a one-year introduction to statistics. Made up of vivid real-world examples, our goal is to present statistics...

directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 10 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 9 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 15, Designing Experiments
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directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 15 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 11 mins

We move beyond observational studies - like one of marine life in the remote Line Islands - to designing experiments that manipulate various subject groups - as in the case of a medical study about osteoarthritis treatments.

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The new Against All Odds is intended as a one-year introduction to st...

directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 15 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 11 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 16, Census and Sampling
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directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 16 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 9 mins

The U.S. counts every resident every ten years - or at least tries to. Statisticians use sampling from a population as an alternative to a complete count, as utilized at a potato chip factory.

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The new Against All Odds is intended as a one-year introduction to statistics. Made up of vivid real-...

directed by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 16 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 9 mins
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