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Starting with Counts and Making the Collection

May 27, 2012

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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

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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: […]