Importance of updating real time data
It must be said from the outset that the Coleman team relied on a methodology that was becoming antiquated at the time the document was prepared.
The focus on hard, quantifiable facts cannot be overemphasized.
As a result, a large portion of the potential readership was immediately bewildered by statistics, many of which were not commonly employed or broadly understood even within the academic community.
It is exceedingly unlikely that more than a very few people actually read the entire report rather than relying on summaries or a sampling of the document’s contents.
In fact, it was his wife who was the inspiration for this website on statistics.
A few years ago she was working on a research project and used SPSS to perform the statistical analysis. Zaiontz decided that he could perform the same analyses using Excel.