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    11.220 Quantitative Reasoning & Statistical Methods for Planners I Spring 2009

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  • Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

    Ezra Glenn

    February 2, 2009

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • Cats

    High-rise syndrome in cats, M.O. Whitney and C. J. Mehlhaff, Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, 1987; 191(11):1399-403.

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • Cats

    0.0

    0.5

    1.0

    1.5

    2.0

    2.5

    Cats Falling from NYC HighRises

    [after Diamond (1988) and Whitlock & Schluter (2008)]Floors

    Inju

    ries

    per

    Cat

    1 2 3 4 5 6 78 932

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • Cats

    floors samples

    1 0

    2 8

    3 14

    4 27

    5 34

    6 21

    7-8 9

    9-32 13

    Table: Number of Samples Collected by Height of Building

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • Cats

    0.0

    0.5

    1.0

    1.5

    2.0

    2.5

    Cats Falling from NYC HighRises

    [after Diamond (1988) and Whitlock & Schluter (2008)]Floors

    Inju

    ries

    per

    Cat

    1 2 3 4 5 6 78 932

    n= 8

    n= 14

    n= 27

    n= 34

    n= 21 n= 9

    n= 13

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • CDC Obesity Maps: Percentage of Adults with BMI 30

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • develop an intuitive sense of numbers and understand theirscale and meaning through comparisons, stories, and picturesmeasure (or estimate) difficult-to-quantify planning conceptsgather, manage, and document data and sourcesvisualize complex data and relationshipsstate and investigate research hypothesesrecognize and control for random chance, and distill from ithints of meaning where possibledeal with uncertainty, both practical and existentialthink critically about the limitations of science andquantitative analysiscommunicate with integrity and persuasion to a wide varietyof audiences about quantitative information, statisticalanalysis, and scientific findings

    I also expect you to think about ways to apply all of this to yourown work, and to have fun.

    Goals

    Together in this class, we will learn to:

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • I also expect you to think about ways to apply all of this to yourown work, and to have fun.

    Goals

    Together in this class, we will learn to: develop an intuitive sense of numbers and understand their scale and meaning through comparisons, stories, and pictures measure (or estimate) difficult-to-quantify planning concepts gather, manage, and document data and sources visualize complex data and relationships state and investigate research hypotheses recognize and control for random chance, and distill from it hints of meaning where possible deal with uncertainty, both practical and existential think critically about the limitations of science and

    quantitative analysis

    communicate with integrity and persuasion to a wide variety of audiences about quantitative information, statistical analysis, and scientific findings

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

  • Goals

    Together in this class, we will learn to: develop an intuitive sense of numbers and understand their scale and meaning through comparisons, stories, and pictures measure (or estimate) difficult-to-quantify planning concepts gather, manage, and document data and sources visualize complex data and relationships state and investigate research hypotheses recognize and control for random chance, and distill from it hints of meaning where possible deal with uncertainty, both practical and existential think critically about the limitations of science and

    quantitative analysis

    communicate with integrity and persuasion to a wide variety of audiences about quantitative information, statistical analysis, and scientific findings

    I also expect you to think about ways to apply all of this to your own work, and to have fun.

    Ezra Glenn Quantitative Reasoning and Statistical Methods

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