I’ll talk about how to address statistical misconceptions, which can be difficult to explain because they often seem counter-intuitive.
State College, Pa. (PRWEB) February 04, 2013
While statistics can be an integral tool to solving real-world problems, common statistical misconceptions can impact how those analyses are interpreted. Both experienced and inexperienced statisticians can fall prey to the misconceptions, which can be easily avoided if they are properly communicated and understood.
To help statistical practitioners attending the ASA Conference on Statistical Practice understand these common statistical misconceptions, Minitab technical training specialist and mentor Jim Colton will present "How to Explain Common Statistical Misconceptions to Non-Statisticians" on February 22, 2013 starting at 10:45 a.m. in room Napoleon A I-3 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
Colton, a Minitab trainer with over 14 years of experience, will discuss the most common statistical misconceptions that he’s come across in his career, which has involved both teaching statistics and consulting with non-statisticians across a variety of industries.
“Knowing statistics and being able to explain statistics are two very different concepts,” says Colton. “I’ll talk about how to address statistical misconceptions, which can be difficult to explain because they often seem counter-intuitive from a non-statistician’s point of view.”
The session will also provide simple examples from Minitab Statistical Software, as well as techniques for effectively communicating common statistical misconceptions to colleagues and clients.
Minitab representatives will be on hand throughout the conference, as well as during the event’s expo, February 22-23 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Attendees are invited to visit the Minitab booth (# 16) to learn more about the company’s products and services, which also include training, statistical mentoring and free technical support.
Conference participants can connect with Minitab during the event and keep up-to-date with conference happenings on Twitter by tagging conference tweets with #minitab40.
Minitab 16 is the latest example of Minitab Inc.’s efforts to provide the best tools for analyzing data. A free, fully functional, 30-day trial version of Minitab 16 is available at http://www.minitab16.com.
Minitab Inc. delivers software and services for statistics education and quality improvement. Thousands of distinguished companies use Minitab software, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and Pfizer.
Minitab Statistical Software has been used in virtually every major Six Sigma initiative around the world, and is used to teach statistics in over 4,000 colleges and universities. Quality Companion is used worldwide to plan and execute Six Sigma projects. Quality Trainer is an online e-learning course that teaches statistics for quality improvement. All Minitab products are backed by outstanding services, including training and free technical support.
Minitab Inc., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world.
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