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## And then the kangaroo said, "did you bring the vitamins?"

Years ago my college roommate took a statistics course. In the textbook was a small, confounding cartoon that appeared to make no sense but was hilarious in its absurdity. I would like to know about that cartoon. [more inside]

## Help me not screw up teaching my students about p-values

I am a TA in an introductory college biology lab. Soon, I have to teach a class of mostly freshmen about t-tests and p-values in conjunction with a field experiment that they are conducting and on which they will have to write a report. I want to make sure I do this rightâ€”help me! [more inside]

## Where can I bulk-download NBA box scores and stats?

I'm looking for every box score my favorite NBA team played in for this year and last. Where can I go to download this data? [more inside]

## OkCupid Blog RIP...

So I take it that the OkTrends blog was killed off after Match bought OkCupid. Where can I now get my regular fix of really interesting statistics presented at a level that the lay person can understand? (I already know about Nate Silver and xkcd's What If.)

## How much will SEM model fit vary if I only change the final variable?

I have five structural equation models that are identical except for the final outcome variable. Should I expect the model fit statistics to vary more than negligibly? [more inside]

## Should I go to grad school for a stats PhD, change jobs, orâ€¦?

Feeling a little stuck in my current job; unsure if I should go for the PhD or cross it off my list and change jobs. [more inside]

## Stats: is a set of values within a normal range?

I'm trying a analyse a set of biological data for a research project and I'm having trouble finding the appropriate statistical tests to use. [more inside]

## Fallacies and Errors in Inferential Statistics

I have recently been introduced to the concept of pseudoreplication as a mistake that people often make when using inferential statistics to evaluate treatment outcomes. My field (evolutionary and conservation biology) makes heavy use of inferential statistics, including techniques that are vulnerable to pseudoreplication, yet nowhere in my formal education have I been taught about how poor experimental design and lack of statistical rigor can lead to fallacies like this. My personal statistical proficiency is poor, but I am working to remedy that. To that end, could folks help me by identifying and ideally explaining whatever other potential pitfalls you can think of, and explaining how they can be avoided through careful experimental design and data-analysis?

## Educate me on these crime statistics

The Wikipedia page on statistics about rape shows a very high crime rate for countries like UK, US and Australia in stark contrast to, say, India. The gap can't be explained simply by under-reporting, as that exists in all these countries (even assuming different rates of under-reporting). Is it because these countries have different definitions of rape? Or something else? [more inside]

## How many pageviews?

I have a blogger/blogspot blog, and I get very different information about my stats from the "stats" page, Google Analytics, and statcounter.com. Who is right? [more inside]

## Help me help her.

Nutshell: I need a reputable, authoritative source of data about how many times the average victim of abuse/domestic violence/intimate partner violence returns to the relationship. [more inside]

## When calculating a statistical average, is it reasonable to remove outliers?

When calculating a statistical average, is it reasonable to remove outliers? [more inside]

## How to transform random variables from a non-normal distribution to a normal distribution?

How would I find a function that transforms random variables from an non-normal probability distribution to a normal distribution? [more inside]

## Looking for screen resolution breakdown by user demographics.

Looking for screen resolution breakdown by user demographics. [more inside]

## Where can I find a simple, step-by-step guide to SAS libraries, importing/exporting, and the SAS Explorer window?

Where can I find a simple, step-by-step guide to SAS libraries, importing/exporting, and the SAS Explorer window? [more inside]

## Unexplained increase in Flickr visitors

My Flickr account is totally not popular, and for good reason. It's mostly just a bunch of photos for my parents to look at and I average about 1 visit per day at best.. I looked at my stats recently and, for some reason, 522 people looked at photos, mostly referred from Flickr. WTF? How do I figure out what happened?

## R/S-Plus: How can I merge two dataframes of different lengths?

Merging datasets in R. I seem to have forgotten how to do some things. [more inside]

## These numbers, they vibrate?

How do I become a stats and data whiz? [more inside]

## Just a bunch of points in time

[Geek Filter] I'm trying to figure out a way to take a MIDI file and use the pitch/duration information as data points to create a graph. [more inside]

## How can someone guess the betting lines for a sporting event?

How does one guess sports betting odds, or determine at what point to place a bet on a sporting event? [more inside]

## Turns out our top referrer is Zombo.com

What are best enterprise level Web Analytic / Stat programs that work with IIS and Apache sever logs? [more inside]

## Help me learn SEM!

I'd like to teach myself structural equation modeling. What resources can you recommend? [more inside]

## Help me sample accurately!

Please provide me with an *effective*, and statistically sound, table/chart listing suggested sample size guidance for associated population size [more inside]

## Parvovirus: odds of a puppy getting it?

I understand the danger parvovirus poses to puppies, but what are the

*odds*of a puppy contracting the disease in the US (specifically Alameda County, California)? [more inside]## Good websites for tennis stats

What are good websites for tennis statistics? [more inside]

## Math for the fantasy sports enthusiast

Looking for resources regarding math in sports. [more inside]

## Help me find a web site that I should have signed up for years ago.

[Find-that-website] So. There's this website where you would enter everything you do everyday - what you had for breakfast, what color shirt you wore, what TV shows you watched, whatever. After you had compiled enough data, it would come up with dubious statistics relating things you have done against world news and other users. For example, I might find out that every time I have eggs for breakfast there's an earthquake in SF, or that some guy in California wears a purple shirt every time I forget to floss. I might have found this on the blue or in PC World, and it was probably sometime around 2006. I've been looking for this site forever. Help.

## Per VHost Apache Bandwidth Stats

Linux/Unix Admin Filter: What is your preferred method for monitoring bandwidth use per virtual host in Apache? [more inside]

## Help with GIS

Noob with GIS: Help me get more out of my data, craft reports, etc. [more inside]

## Past performance, future results, &c

Statistics-filter: I need to establish to what extent student performance on a particular standardized test is predicted by each of the following: GPA, standardized test scores and a couple of other miscellaneous numerical factors. How do I go about this? [more inside]

## Help me count the ways! How popular is mobile content?

[MarketResearchFilter] Where can I find stats on the popularity of content sent to mobile/cell phones and other handheld devices? [more inside]

## In search of free online tool for creating radial graphs!

Are there any free online tools for generating radar (aka radial, spider, star) graphs/charts? [more inside]

## How do I figure out the best time to rent?

Is there somewhere on the web that offers analyses of the best time to look for an apartment in an area (specifically, Berkeley/Northern Oakland)? Or, alternately, is Craig's List conveniently archived somewhere? [more inside]

## How to begin on this multi user PHP stats project?

How would you write an application in PHP that tracks multiple users, and the users' multiple sites? [more inside]

## Statistics on kids and germs needed, stat.

Looking for statistics on kids and germs. I'd love to see some from a recent study on workplace absenteeism -- i.e., people with kids in daycare (or school) have X% absences more or less from work than people without kids. Even daycare- or school-worker health stats would be helpful. Specific studies, anyone? [more inside]

## What statistical tests do I need to run on this data?

I need a good resource for conducting statistical tests. I've taken stats courses, but it's been a while. Something SPSS-centric would be ideal... [more inside]

## How do I process user ratings of content fairly?

How do I process user ratings of content without skewing results of items that have only been rated once? [more inside]

## do YOU have javascript disabled?

How many browsers

*really*have javascript disabled? I want to implement a stats program on a client's site that uses javascript to collect stats, but don't want to exclude a big chunk of people [more inside]## Where do you get your stats from on the web?

I have been looking for some basic stats like the number of small businesses in a metropolitan statistical area (Kansas City), or the average amount of SMB spending on healthcare, but can't seem to find anything. [more inside]

## example.com in my site statistics

Why do I have so many referrer entries for www.example.com in the web stats for my site? [more inside]

## I need browser stats that include both the OS and browsers as a percent.

I have searched and searched in vain: Is there anywhere I can get browser stats that tell me the OS

**and**the browsers as a percentage (instead of one or the other)? Alternatively, is there anywhere I can find browsers -- including sub-releases (5.0, 5.1, etc) -- as a percentage? [more inside]## Analytical Statistics Clarification

Psychological statistics experts needed! I have to write my thesis and I need help deciding on the statistics to use for my analysis. I have ideas, I just need clarification {more inside} [more inside]

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