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Hi Declan, I think you were the first to post on my user talk page. There was a greeting and some instructions which all made sense to me, but I didn't get at first that the line underneath starting with Dmccabe... was for the person that put it there? I kept wondering how your "tag line" got there. Did I put it there (cause I had already happened across your user page)? hehe. By the way, I help my son do biological sampling with the New Jersey Streamwatch program.

Well the first thing that comes to mind is real datasets. I was working on standard deviation last night and wondering about whether to include a more realistic example that would have a description of where the dataset came from. Statistics is all about interpreting data, so it seems to me having examples that have real meaning would be better for people trying to learn the concept.

Is the snow graph based on a set of data points? Are there datasets from the macroinvertebrate collections?

I think there's good potential for the collaboration. Thanks.

--Alison Snieckus 18:30, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

ASnieckus (talk)18:30, 4 February 2009