Wednesday, August 7, 2013

ESA Day 2: The problem with statistics...

These are just my favourite quotes from talks on day two of ESA:

(All from great, but anonymous, speakers)

After showing the results of a spatial statistics test: "...But still I was worried because that would be using statistics to prove something and that feels wrong."

On being asked how the speaker quantified earthworm abundance: "I used a non-invasive electroshock technique".
(I'm sure this is normal procedure, it just sounds hilarious to the uninformed).


Anonymous said...

Hey! No bad-mouthing statistics

Caroline Tucker said...

Don't worry Steve - we'll never stop needing statistics :)

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