How Faithful Is Old Faithful? Statistical Thinking: A Story of Variation and Prediction

  • How Faithful Is Old Faithful? Statistical Thinking: A Story of Variation and Prediction

    J. Shaughnessy, Maxine Pfannkuch
    Data from Old Faithful geysers is introduced to highlight the important role that variation should play in our teaching of statistics. Our past teaching may have overemphasized the role of centers to the neglect of issues of spread and variability.