Take a look at this map showing how American men refer to their bros in different parts of the country.
We’ll be partitioning areas under the normal curve this week. This calculator does the job in a jiffy.
Next week we were going to spend a day on charts and graphs, but with the ice apocalypse costing us a day of class, we’re going to let the book cover that material. Meanwhile, take a look at this charming project, Dear Data, which I love, and which gives you some idea of just how much you can clearly communicate visually if you’re clever about it.
We’ll be starting with some basic descriptive statistical techniques. You can discover lots of fascinating social patterns with simple counts and ranks. Just for fun, check out “How to Name a Baby.”