Händelsevis är det dags att sammanställa årsstatistiken för fjolåret på mitt jobb.
“Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns- the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” Donald Rumsfeld
Jag är en av dem som sysslar med det.
“Whenever I read statistical reports, I try to imagine my unfortunate contemporary, the Average Person, who, according to these reports, has 0.66 children, 0.032 cars, and 0.046 TVs.” Kató Lomb
Just nu lever jag alltså i ett stadium av lätt förvirring.
“Be careful of averages and how they’re applied. One way that they can fool you is if the average combines samples from disparate populations. This can lead to absurd observations such as:
”On average, humans have one testicle.” Daniel J. Levitin
Men det ska säkert gå bra.