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• ### **Statistics Every Writer Should Know

This site provides an introduction to basic statistical concepts for journalists and writers with little math background. Key Words: Mean; Median; Percent Changes; Per capita; Rates; Standard Deviation; Normal Distribution; Margin of Error; Confidence Interval; Data Analysis; Sample Sizes; Statistical Tests; Student's T.
• ### Mean

This resource defines and explains the arithmetic mean using an example on employee salaries.
• ### Median

This resource defines and explains the median using an example on employee salaries.
• ### Dataset: Oral Fertility Study in Male and Female Rats

This dataset comes from a study on 200 rats (100 of each gender) which were given one of 5 treatments, and then allowed to mate. At delivery, information on the pups was collected, and a sample of 8 pups (4 of each gender) was chosen from each litter. Body weights for these pups were recorded once a week for three weeks. Questions this study focused on refer to the safety of the treatments. A text file version of the data is found in the relation link.
• ### Percent Change

This resource defines and explains percent changes using an example on city murder rates.
• ### Dataset: Bioequivalence Study

This dataset comes from a study on two treatment sequences (AB, BA) given to 14 healthy male volunteers randomly assigned to a two-period crossover design. Three pharmacokinetic variables were collected on the subjects at the end of each treatment period. Questions this study focused on refer to whether the treatments (A,B)are equivalent. A text file version of the data is found in the relation link.
• ### Per Capita

This resource defines and explains per capita rates using an example on city murder rates.
• ### Dataset: Dose Response/Selection Study in GERD Patients

This dataset comes from a study on drug treatments of reflux disease patients. Twelve patients were assigned to a four period crossover design, and data on their disease symptoms were collected after treatment. Questions this study focused on refer to dosage of the drug. A text file version of the data is found in the relation link.
• ### Margin of Error

This resource explains margin of error using an example on presidential popularity polls.
• ### Dataset: Exploratory Teratology Study in Rats

This dataset comes from a study on pregnant rats. Forty rats were given 4 doses of a drug, and data on their fetuses were collected. Questions this study focused on refer to the relationship between dosage of the drug and gender of the fetus. A text file version of the data is found in the relation link.