Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Purely Hypothetical

You are a professor. Recently an important vote went before the faculty of your department. Not only are you found in the minority, but the vote is called "decisive" by people who do that. Being strong minded and strongly opinionated on this particular proposal, this upsets you.

What do you do?
a) Forget about it - it's not that big of a deal.
b) Lock yourself in your office and hold a grudge.
c) Talk to the chair of your department to explain your concerns.
d) Dedicate an entire section in your next book using the exact same numbers, but a slightly different situation showing the vote fails a chi-squared test of significance (at the 5% level), and therefore is not "decisive".

To me, the answer is obvious.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pick "B". Am I right??


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