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Hi everyone, 

Well by gum the wonderful, wacky world of statistics is available on video! Now who 
woulda thunk! 

Cheryl Youse suggested I try this link.  But then I saw this would cost  4 "C" 
notes!  GULP!!!! Did I forget to mention that I am also economically challenged as 

I am counting on the above series to save my life...I am midway through the 
coursework, with statistics on my plate for fall. And right there with you in the 
mathematically challenged department! 

Blair Heald then suggested the following: 

I do have a few resources you might be interested in: 
    1. The cartoon guide to statistics     Larry Gonick & Woollcott Smith 
    2. Statistics without tears: A primer for non-mathematicians    Derek 
    3. Meaning from data: Statistics made clear (comes with dvds)     This 
is from a group called The Great Courses. They have a catalog 

The Maureen Irwin informed me that:  - and yes I am going to take Maureen up on 
this offer! 

Yikes! I am about to toss a set of ten videos, many of which deal with 
statistics. I've already removed them from my OPAC  so I can't tell you 
their titles right now, but I'll be happy to set them aside and send a you a 
list tomorrow.  Send me an e-mail at this address 

Then Stephanie Haliday suggested trying: 

When I worked at a public library 4 or 5 years ago, patrons seemed to really like 
the Standard Deviants series for math. I just checked and they do have some 
statistics videos. I wonder if your local library would have them? I know our 
library now offers interloan on videos, as well, so you could try to do that. 

Well, lo and behold when Stephanie suggested this I suddenly got the bright idea 
of searching on Netflix and guess what they have the Standard Deviants series for 
math available for rent!!!!! 

Finally, Shirley Lukenbill suggested: 

Good luck, Bill.  Many people think that statistics is primarily a mathematical 
skill, but it is mostly logic.  My son suffered greatly as a kid and through his 
college years from math anxiety, but he has his doctorate in statistics.  Most 
statistical operations work off operations similar to spreadsheets, so if you know 
how to manipulate information on a spreadsheet and create formulas on spreadsheets, 
you have half the battle won.   

Does the university where you are getting your doctorate offer any assistance to 
doctoral students in manipulating the statistics on their dissertations?  I know 
that is available at the University of Texas in Austin.  Doctoral students can 
consult with the statistical specialists in the university both in the planning 
stages of the research and in the completion of the research.  Perhaps you have 
already inquired about that.  At U. of TX, this service is offered in the Division 
of Instructional Innovation and Assessment. 

Thank you one and all for your suggestions.  With your help I know I will master 
the statistics that lay ahead of me! 

William L. Katzenberger 
Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator 
Dodge Park Elementary School 
3401 Hubbard Rd 
Landover, MD 20785 

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