Funny Stuff (Chapter 5)

Have you ever wondered why physicians are held in much higher esteem than statisticians. That's easy to explain. A physician can make a complex analysis of an illness whereas a statistician can make you ill with a complex analysis.

A mailed survey of college students was once conducted to find out how interested (or apathetic) the students were when it came to participating in research studies. A statistical analysis of the data showed that 92 percent were highly interested. (The response rate was 10 percent.)


These 2 jokes were not newly written by me. Instead, they were plucked from depositories of statistical humor, edited slightly, and posted here to in an effort to show that there's a lighter side to this supposedly dry discipline. If you'd like to see more "funny stuff" about statistics, click here to enter Gary Ramseyer's wonderful website entitled "First Internet Gallery of Statistics Jokes."


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