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Informal Inferential Reasoning About Large Scientific Data Sets

James (Jim) Hammerman

(2009) Paper presented at the International Statistical Institute (ISI) Conference, Durban, South Africa.


This paper discusses how informal inference may change when students work with large data sets. It addresses aggregate thinking, sampling, practical v. statistical significance, as well as issues of data complexity.