I just got back from Mom and Dad’s with a load of my books. I’ve been slowly funneling all my books to this place since I moved in. This tote-full had been MIA until Dad found them yesterday.

Most are computer books, but my stats and quantitative analysis text were in there too. I’m glad I found them. I really like crunching student data: Stats, when taken with a grain of salt, can be a powerful way to see hidden trends. Right now, I’m really interested in the correlations between students performance/attendance and Socioeconomic Status (SES). The correlations have been studied to death, but I want to do some models myself, just to see how “statistically normal” my students are.

I found my Ender’s books too! I forgot how awesome they are. I think I read Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow back to back in 2 days.


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