The December caption contest cartoon is shown above. The judges found the winning caption to be “Always an outlier, Stan wondered why he never lined up with those around him.” submitted by Jeremy Case from Taylor University. Jeremy’s caption is intended to help discuss how outliers in linear regression models are worth studying and can lead you to further research questions. An honorable mention this month goes to José Villalobos from The University of Texas at El Paso for his caption: “Not everyone can be an influencer” that relates a social media pun to illustrate the difference between a point being an outlier and being influential (since the outlier in the plot is not particularly influential in the regression).
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our winners!