Statistics is… never having to say you’re certain

As the Global Health class of 2014 gets ready to write our research methodology exam on Thursday I thought I would make a post about some of my awkward stats moments.

When I first heard that we had a seven week course focusing on biostatistics, epidemiology and qualitative research I was terrified. While I have had a lot of experience with qualitative research I had never fully grasped (cough cough understood) quantitative research.

sobbing mathematically

1. That awkward moment when you start class feeling in control but leave feeling a little overwhelmed.

crying

2. That awkward moment when the lecturer asks the class why they look like they want to murder him.

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and you want to respond…

only face

3. That awkward moment when you are sitting next to a classmate who is a stats genius (you know who you are)

hangover maths gif

and I am sitting in class feeling like…

i never cry but

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4. That awkward moment when you are trying to justify your calculations.

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 5. That awkward moment when the person next to you asks you how you worked out your answer and the best response you can give is…

magic

6. That awkward moment when you are “given the day off” to transcribe a half an hour interview but it takes you the whole day.

worlds biggest mistake

7. That awkward moment when someone tries to talk to me but I am half way through a calculation and don’t have enough brain power to multi-task.

i'm a little busy

8. That awkward/awesome moment when the theory clicks and you can’t hide your excitement.

celebrating

Good luck team global health! 

because we are smart

If you have any additional awkward stats moments that you would like to share please comment below or feel free to email me caitlin.longman@stud.ki.se. 

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