Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Statistics in the News

It's been a long road to our new database management system at work, and while we're still working through issues with vendors, I think we're finally going to be able to publish exam scores to our new system today. (Wish me luck!) In the meantime, here are some statistically-themed news stories I'll have to read later:
  • 99% - that's how many requests for access to experimental drugs and treatments are approved by the FDA under the "compassionate use" program; even so, Congress passed a bill providing increased access to experimental treatments
  • 5 - the number of eviction notices these parents sent to their 30-year-old son still living at home; a judge agreed it's time for him to move out
  • 46% and 50% - the percentage of urban and rural residents, respectively, who report drug addiction as one of the biggest problems in their community
  • Less than 20 minutes - how long it will take you to listen to Dr. Frank Newport's 5 key polling insights in this Gallup podcast
  • June 27 - the date of the grand opening of the National Museum of Psychology at the University of Akron

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