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On 7/19/06, Denis Bogan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> It was also stated that, "Skiers and snowboarders are fair at estimating
> their speed (r = 0.56)".  A correlation coefficient of 0.56 is pretty
> weak.  It is barely better than random.
>

Yes.

In part, this what I was talking about when I was the first respondent
to the original post.

On 7/6/06, I wrote:

"Scary.

No wonder I enjoy skiing so much when no one else is around."



> Still an interesting study, but one must be very careful with statistics,
> especially when incomplete information is given in tones of great
> authority.
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