There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
The day started out great for our little band of researchers as they ventured out to feed sharks, both the adults and babies.
However, as soon as that fun was over, it was time to kick it into high gear with some good old data processing and statistical analysis. We have a deadline here!
Data Data Data. Statistics Statistics Statistics. Nicole here, coming to you LIVE from the library where all of the Coconut Island coral-calf-researches are currently crunching numbers and praying for a p-value below alpha. After twelve straight hours of analyzing data with only short breaks for coffee, coffee and more coffee, I’d say it’s fair to assume that our brains are all a bit fried.
This is the result of our search for results.
After a month residing on this island- living, breathing, and in many cases bleeding, coral (We all have some rather brilliant coral cuts to show off when we get home), our research comes to a close as we search for significance in the last month of our lives. Literally. Some statistically significant results would me much appreciated.
Fred and the Bikini Babes (Kelsey, Kate, Sam, Jess and myself) were the first ones to “finish” our data analysis. By “finish” I of course mean nothing of the sort. We were the first group to be told that we basically needed to start over again. The other groups followed quickly behind, and early this afternoon also began what seemed like an impossible journey to make all the corrections asked of us.
*Coffee break and crying*
Luckily it all turned out alright as we re-ran our data and have found STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE!!!! (I would tell you more, but you’ll have to come to the presentation on Friday morning at 9am if you want to hear about our EXCITING discoveries).