Using carbon emissions data to 'heat up' descriptive statistics

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Abstract

This article illustrates using carbon emissions data in an introductory statistics assignment. The carbon emissions data has desirable characteristics including: choice of measure; skewness; and outliers. These complexities allow research and public policy debate to be introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalTeaching Statistics
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Carbon emissions
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Teaching

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In: Teaching Statistics, Vol. 34, No. 1, 03.2012, p. 25-30.

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