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Starting with Counts and Making the Collection

May 27, 2012


In an earlier post, we talked about how to do statistical tests and estimates using summary statistics. But sometimes you start with a one- or two-way table of counts, and you want the actual collection of data. Here’s one way to get it. It’s a workaround, but it’s reasonably quick: Figure out how many different […]

What If You Just Have Summary Statistics?

May 2, 2012


This came from an AP-Stat listserv discussion April 2012: Hello Tim, Corey, Dennis – I also use Fathom and appreciate its power and flexibility in the educational setting. However, a serious limitation for me is Fathom’s inability of handling categorical data from summarized values as those from data tables in many AP textbook exercises. Question: […]