Ask Professor Burge 8: Religious Identity and Political Warmth (or Lack Thereof)

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Ryan Burge‘s website states: “I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science as well as the Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. I teach in a variety of areas, including American institutions, political behavior, and research methods. My research focuses largely on the intersection between religiosity … Continue reading

Ask Professor Rosenthal 4 – Princess Statistics: The Fairest of Them All

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Jeffrey S. Rosenthal is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Toronto. Here we talk about critical thinking and Knock on Wood. Here we talk about statistics and education. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How can we make the case for mandatory statistics education? Professor Jeffrey Rosenthal: … Continue reading

Ask Professor Rosenthal 3 – Woodpeckers, Woodknocking, and Critical-Thinking

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Jeffrey S. Rosenthal is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Toronto. Here we talk about critical thinking and Knock on Wood. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: When an ordinary citizen like myself or someone else comes across a piece of information, what are some important critical questions … Continue reading

Ask Professor Rosenthal 2 – By the Numbers, Boys and Girls: Happenstance and Chance of the Everyday

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Dr. Jeffrey S. Rosenthal is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Toronto. Here we talk about the statistics, life, and quality of life. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What are some everyday examples of statistics, chance, and luck in action? Professor Jeffrey Rosenthal: There are so … Continue reading

Ask Professor Rosenthal 1 – On Chance, Luck, and Statistics: “I Had No Need of That Hypothesis”

Dr. Jeffrey S. Rosenthal is a Professor of Statistics at the University of Toronto. Here we talk about the Computer Age and statistics. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: You wrote a new book entitled Knock On Wood. Why, in the Computer Age, is statistics more relevant than ever? Professor Jeffrey Rosenthal: Because … Continue reading

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