Celebrate Your Variance

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One thing I learned from studying Statistics: everyone looks at the average — the mean or median — but the real story is in the variance.  The more the population varies, the less the mean means.  Statisticians have drowned; the saying goes, in rivers whose average depth was six inches.

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2 Responses to Celebrate Your Variance

  1. Burt Feuerstein says:

    Dear David,

    Thanks for the thoughts. You might also consider multiple modes that underlie multiple populations. And how those different populations work together to solve problems.
    Hope to see you soon!


  2. Laurie says:

    Thanks for this, David. It’s very comforting to be reminded that it’s valuable to be different and adventurous.

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