Posts filed under Stat of the Week (339)

October 20, 2014

Stat of the Week Competition: October 18 – 24 2014

Each week, we would like to invite readers of Stats Chat to submit nominations for our Stat of the Week competition and be in with the chance to win an iTunes voucher.

Here’s how it works:

  • Anyone may add a comment on this post to nominate their Stat of the Week candidate before midday Friday October 24 2014.
  • Statistics can be bad, exemplary or fascinating.
  • The statistic must be in the NZ media during the period of October 18 – 24 2014 inclusive.
  • Quote the statistic, when and where it was published and tell us why it should be our Stat of the Week.

Next Monday at midday we’ll announce the winner of this week’s Stat of the Week competition, and start a new one.

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Stat of the Week Competition Discussion: October 18 – 24 2014

If you’d like to comment on or debate any of this week’s Stat of the Week nominations, please do so below!

October 13, 2014

Stat of the Week Winner: October 4 – 10 2014

Thanks for your nominations last week for our Stat of the Week competition!

This week, we’ve chosen the following to be our winner:

“‘Rates of participants brushing their teeth rose from 53 per cent to 73 per cent during the trial.’

This story got quite a bit of coverage, the stat actually relates to an increase in the number of people texting and saying they had brushed their teeth (far from the same thing).

The Herald got the context correct in their coverage:

This still seems to just be evidence that people will say anything when nagged enough.”

Congratulations Ben Moore!

Stat of the Week Competition: October 11 – 17 2014

Each week, we would like to invite readers of Stats Chat to submit nominations for our Stat of the Week competition and be in with the chance to win an iTunes voucher.

Here’s how it works:

  • Anyone may add a comment on this post to nominate their Stat of the Week candidate before midday Friday October 17 2014.
  • Statistics can be bad, exemplary or fascinating.
  • The statistic must be in the NZ media during the period of October 11 – 17 2014 inclusive.
  • Quote the statistic, when and where it was published and tell us why it should be our Stat of the Week.

Next Monday at midday we’ll announce the winner of this week’s Stat of the Week competition, and start a new one.

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Stat of the Week Competition Discussion: October 11 – 17 2014

If you’d like to comment on or debate any of this week’s Stat of the Week nominations, please do so below!

October 6, 2014

Stat of the Week Competition: October 4 – 10 2014

Each week, we would like to invite readers of Stats Chat to submit nominations for our Stat of the Week competition and be in with the chance to win an iTunes voucher.

Here’s how it works:

  • Anyone may add a comment on this post to nominate their Stat of the Week candidate before midday Friday October 10 2014.
  • Statistics can be bad, exemplary or fascinating.
  • The statistic must be in the NZ media during the period of October 4 – 10 2014 inclusive.
  • Quote the statistic, when and where it was published and tell us why it should be our Stat of the Week.

Next Monday at midday we’ll announce the winner of this week’s Stat of the Week competition, and start a new one.

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Stat of the Week Competition Discussion: October 4 – 10 2014

If you’d like to comment on or debate any of this week’s Stat of the Week nominations, please do so below!

September 29, 2014

Stat of the Week Competition: September 27 – October 3 2014

Each week, we would like to invite readers of Stats Chat to submit nominations for our Stat of the Week competition and be in with the chance to win an iTunes voucher.

Here’s how it works:

  • Anyone may add a comment on this post to nominate their Stat of the Week candidate before midday Friday October 3 2014.
  • Statistics can be bad, exemplary or fascinating.
  • The statistic must be in the NZ media during the period of September 27 – October 3 2014 inclusive.
  • Quote the statistic, when and where it was published and tell us why it should be our Stat of the Week.

Next Monday at midday we’ll announce the winner of this week’s Stat of the Week competition, and start a new one.

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Stat of the Week Competition Discussion: September 27 – October 3 2014

If you’d like to comment on or debate any of this week’s Stat of the Week nominations, please do so below!

September 22, 2014

Stat of the Week Competition: September 20 – 26 2014

Each week, we would like to invite readers of Stats Chat to submit nominations for our Stat of the Week competition and be in with the chance to win an iTunes voucher.

Here’s how it works:

  • Anyone may add a comment on this post to nominate their Stat of the Week candidate before midday Friday September 26 2014.
  • Statistics can be bad, exemplary or fascinating.
  • The statistic must be in the NZ media during the period of September 20 – 26 2014 inclusive.
  • Quote the statistic, when and where it was published and tell us why it should be our Stat of the Week.

Next Monday at midday we’ll announce the winner of this week’s Stat of the Week competition, and start a new one.

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