Posts filed under Stat of the Week (285)

April 21, 2014

Stat of the Week Competition: April 19 – 25 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 April 25 2014.
  • Statistics can be bad, exemplary or fascinating.
  • The statistic must be in the NZ media during the period of April 19 – 25 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: April 19 – 25 2014

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

April 14, 2014

Stat of the Week Winner: April 5 – 11 2014

Thanks to James Green for nominating this fascinating statistic (if true):

“A 1 per cent improvement in broadband connectivity is estimated to cause a drop of 200 million litres a year in national fuel demand”

The NZ Herald quoted this (without attribution) but Thomas Lumley tracked down the source of the statistic to a report by Z Energy. The report contains no further details on the statistic.

James wrote:

“Would be fascinating if true, but without them revealing an actual source, seems difficult and barely credible to firmly link these two.”

Congratulations James for being our Stat of the Week Winner!

Stat of the Week Competition: April 12 – 18 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 April 18 2014.
  • Statistics can be bad, exemplary or fascinating.
  • The statistic must be in the NZ media during the period of April 12 – 18 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: April 12 – 18 2014

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

April 7, 2014

Stat of the Week Competition: April 5 – 11 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 April 11 2014.
  • Statistics can be bad, exemplary or fascinating.
  • The statistic must be in the NZ media during the period of April 5 – 11 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: April 5 – 11 2014

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

March 31, 2014

Stat of the Week Competition: March 29 – April 4 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 April 4 2014.
  • Statistics can be bad, exemplary or fascinating.
  • The statistic must be in the NZ media during the period of March 29 – April 4 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: March 29 – April 4 2014

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

March 24, 2014

Stat of the Week Competition: March 22 – 28 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 March 28 2014.
  • Statistics can be bad, exemplary or fascinating.
  • The statistic must be in the NZ media during the period of March 22 – 28 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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