What’s Going On In This Graph?
April 10, 2018
This month’s “What’s Going On In This Graph?” features some of your favorite artists – Billboard’s top 100 that is. Take a look at these graphs and see if you can decipher what is going on. On Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET, an ASA moderator will be in the comments section of the article to facilitate the discussion and answer your questions.
Each month of the academic year (September to May), this ongoing feature shares a graph from a recent New York Times article that is stripped of its contextual information. It’s then up to you to use math, statistics and critical thinking to answer questions about what you see.
Teachers, these data visualization exercises are a great way to incorporate statistics in the classroom, even outside of math or statistics classes. Statistical literacy is important for everyone, and this is a useful tool for teaching students how to read, interpret and question graphs.
A new “What’s Going On In This Graph?” releases the second week of each month. On the day of a new release, ASA facilitates a discussion through the comments section from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. If you’re on social media, use the hashtag #NYTGraphChat to join the conversation!
The This is Statistics team has enjoyed looking through all the photos submitted in the 2018 #StatsGrad contest. While we’re proud of each and every graduate, Jemar Bather is our winner! Jemar received his master’s degree in applied statistics from New York University. He paired his 2018 graduation photo with a quote that speaks to…
Madhumita found her passion for statistics, the science of learning from data, as an undergraduate economics student in India. She learned that among her other courses, statistics was the most useful and relevant subject that can be applied to any field of study. She then received her master’s in statistics from the Institute of Science…