In the year ending Monday, we saw some gains in statistical savvy. …
The growing importance of statistical analysis is set to be a theme of next year, too, with more than 150 professional organizations worldwide, including the American Statistical Association, designating 2013 as the International Year of Statistics.
All of which should increase the pressure on writers, public speakers, researchers and corporate officials to improve how they present data to the public. [cont.]
Carl Bialik, Wall Street Journal