Book: Statistics – The Art and Science of Learning from Data – Review

Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data

My coach kindly lend me this book and it turned out to be a real great guide on statistics. Real baby steps, like someone needs when all they did in high school was geometry and algebra, everything but statistics.

Since then I bought the bought the book for myself and intend to work through it chapter by chapter. I think it would be nice to keep some kind of note book in this post, to help me remember thing I have learned. Continue reading

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Chronic Sleep Reduction and School Achievement – Review

MEIJER, A. M. (2008), Chronic sleep reduction, functioning at school and school achievement in preadolescents. Journal of Sleep Research, 17: 395–405. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2008.00677.x

An interesting study on the effects of chronic sleep reduction on the school results of 7th and 8th grade school children. The conclusion is that chronic sleep reduction affects school achievements negatively, directly and indirectly. How does this work?

Chronic sleep reduction can occur by sleeping too shortly or having poor quality of sleep (interrupted), over a longer period. Consequences of chronic sleep reduction can include:

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I love the statistics with which WordPress so kindly provides me. I still can not believe how many people read this blog! It’s not like any numbers the average blogger would be content with, my most views in one day was 64. But since I am only writing about my university projects, I half expected no one to ever read it except my teachers, and them not out of free will.

But look at the graph above! People from all over the world have been here. How cool is that? So, thank you all Dear Readers and I hope you’ll keep coming back. Please let me know if there is anything you would like to read about, or if you (dis)agree with something.