## Month End Stats Report – June 2008

Today I’m introducing a new monthly feature post for this blog. After each month comes to a close I’ll share some statistics about this blog with you. I intend for these posts to be brief but informative for readers and advertisers. Speaking of which, click here if you’d like to purchase a 125 x 125 […]

## Six Things You Searched For

So I was just scrolling through the search keyphrases that led to this here blog and found a few odd ones. Here’s six of them: small dog create Huh? Was this person asking Google to make them a small dog? too much fun but not enough education There is a fine balance. One which many […]

## A Contest: Free Ronald Jenkees CD

It’s with great pride and honor that adampieniazek.com brings you its first ever contest. It’s been nearly six months since this blog’s first post and to celebrate I’ll be giving away a free copy of Ronald Jenkees’ self-titled debut album. Through the months, all of this blog’s crucial statistics have improved (on pace to blow […]

## Spring 2007 Grades – University of Massachusetts at Amherst

I just went and checked the grades section on my SPIRE account on the University of Massachusetts at Amherst web-site and my official grades for the Spring 2007 semester are posted. A 4.0 GPA for the Spring ’07 semester! I got an A in both courses, Fundamentals of Marketing and Quantitative Tools for Management (aka […]

## One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

The requirements for the fourth written response for my Statistics II course at UMass Amherst was: “Explain in your own terms the test for analysis of variance. What does an ANOVA test? Why is it useful? On what type of data would you apply it? What is the logic behind the test? Why does it […]

## Central Limit Theorem

The description for this assignment is as follows: “Given a non-normally distributed population such as the bimodal population which is pictured in figure 6-8, discuss and explain how such a population can have a frequency distribution of sample x-bars as shown in figure 6-9. How does Figure 6-8 relate to Figure 6-9 and then how […]

## Similarities and Differences between the Standard Normal (z) and Student’s t Distributions

The requirements for this assignment were to compare and contrast the “…standard normal and the student t, or simply the t distribution. If we use the standard normal when Ïƒ [sigma, standard deviation] for the population is known and use the t distribution when Ïƒ is not known, explain any differences in the two distributions […]

## Finite Population Correction Factor

The assignment for this response was to discuss “…under what circumstances the Finite Population Correction Factor (FPCF) is necessary and why is it necessary? How does the adjusted z-value vary quantitatively (bigger, smaller, much larger, no change) from the normal value?” This was the first written response for my Statistics II class (actually called “Quantitative […]

## Facebook Network Stats

I stumbled upon a pretty cool feature on facebook’s redesign a few days ago, stats for categories such as music and movies for networks. If you’re a facebook user and wanna check out what I’m seeing click on Networks, scroll down and you should see a “Network Statistics” section on the right side. If you’re […]