The Orange & Teal Podcast

Communication scholars and passionate nerds Nathaniel Stoltz and Annie Laurie Nichols discuss topics they're passionate about, from cupcakes to progressive metal to trees to art movements. Each episode centers on a randomly selected adjective (seriously, they use a random generator) to which each responds with two affiliated topics.

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Episode 5: Quantifiable

Updated about 19 hours ago.

This week we get numerical, considering the strengths and limits of quantifying athletic performance, student performance, samples, and populations. How much data is too much? How do researchers narrow in on the relevant aspects of a data set? What can numbers tell us -- and what do they leave up to us? Join us as we talk big data, baseball, rubrics, and percent variance explained! (Don't worry; the rhetorician half keeps it more wordy than numbery.)

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