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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 1, What is Statistics?
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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 1 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 6 mins

Statistics is the art and science of gathering, organizing, analyzing and drawing conclusions from data. And without rudimentary knowledge of how it works, people can't make informed judgments and evaluations of a wide variety of things encountered in daily life.

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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 1 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 6 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 4, Measures of Center
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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 4 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 9 mins

It's helpful to know the center of a distribution - which is what the clerical workers in Colorado Springs found out in the 1980s when they campaigned for comparable wages for comparable work. Mean and median are two different ways to describe the center.

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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 4 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 9 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 5, Boxplots
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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 5 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 9 mins

Using the example of hot dog calorie counts, we use boxplots to visualize the five-number summary and make comparisons between different types of frankfurters.

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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 pr...

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 5 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 9 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 6, Standard Deviation
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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 6 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 9 mins

How can we compare sales at two franchises in the Wahoo's restaurant chain? Standard deviation helps us quantify the variability in sales.

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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 t...

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 6 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 9 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 8, Normal Calculations
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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 8 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 13 mins

Visit the Boston Beanstalks club for tall people. Height is normally distributed and we can use membership cutoffs and population data to calculate z-scores.

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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 pres...

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 8 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 13 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 12, Correlation
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directed by Graham Chedd, fl. 1973; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999 and Graham Chedd, fl. 1973, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 12 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 11 mins

Twin studies track how similar identical and fraternal twins are on various characteristics, even if they don’t grow up together. Correlation lets researchers put a number on it.

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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...

directed by Graham Chedd, fl. 1973; presented by Pardis Sabeti, 1975-; produced by Maggie Villiger, fl. 1999 and Graham Chedd, fl. 1973, Chedd-Angier Production Company, Inc., in Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 12 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 11 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 14, The Question of Causation
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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 14 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 14 mins

This historical story describes how researchers untangled the relationship between smoking and lung cancer.

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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 context of its contemporary...

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 14 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 14 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 22, Sampling Distributions
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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 22 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 12 mins

Heights of third graders in one class. Quality scores for circuit boards at a factory. Taking multiple samples allows us to visualize the sampling distribution of the sample mean.

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

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 22 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 12 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 27, Comparing Two Means
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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 27 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 11 mins

Comparing the activity and calorie expenditure levels of Western office workers and African hunter gatherers adds some surprising new data to the science of obesity.

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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...

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 27 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 11 mins
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Against all odds: Inside Statistics, Unit 30, Inference for Regression
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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 30 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 14 mins

Historical story of how statisticians built the case against DDT as the culprit behind plummeting peregrine falcon population numbers.

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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 c...

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 30 (District of Columbia: Annenberg Learner, 2014), 14 mins
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