A Visual Guide To Statistics

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A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.

Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country—and for good reason. "As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people's lives," says Daniel Kunin, a Brown University student who's created an interactive textbook for introductory statistics classes in high school and college. "It is a dense topic that a lot of people want to learn more about and either haven’t had the time or don’t have access to formal education."

Kunin's interactive online resource is called Seeing Theory, and the website features five areas of statistics, including basic and compound probability, distributions, statistical inference, and linear regressions. Each of these topic areas is broken down into a series of three interactive graphs that illustrate concepts while letting users play around with data. The idea is to make statistics more tangible and accessible to people who might not grok the concepts immediately.

Read more about Kunin's work and creative data visualizations here!