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From Marcia K Wilbur <ai...@faqlinux.com>
Subject Re: New Doc Volunteer
Date Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:20:35 GMT
Thank you! This seems like a great starting point. I would very much  
enjoy working on an alternative to proprietary expensive approach. I  
am also very interested in education and statistics.

Thanks!

Quoting Dave <davepolit@gmail.com>:

> Hi Marcia,
>
> My tentative suggestion might well be completely off the mark But something
> completely new and possibly lacking would be some documentation for
> students doing or having to do statistics. Possibly the opensource PSPP (as
> an alternative to the much too expensive SPSS) would be a nice thing to
> help propagate.
>
> The reason for me would be the too uncritical approach which seems to
> dominate universities (my impression), especially the belief that
> statistics can be automatically "validated" by some obscure mathematical
> formulas. A classic criticism was written some years ago by Stephen Jay
> Gould: The Mismeasure of Man. I think students need to know how to use
> statistical programms without becoming blind believers, or, the opposite,
> be so distrustful they don't want to have anything to do with it.
>
> Anyway, hit me if the idea is too stupid.
>
> Yours
> Dave
>
>
> On 28 December 2013 14:03, Marcia K Wilbur <aicra@faqlinux.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Everyone,
>>
>> My name is Marcia Wilbur. <-- Who I am
>>
>>
>> I am located in the US, Arizona more specifically.  <---- Where I live
>> I am from New England <---- Where I am from
>>
>> For over a decade my writing focus was copyright and the Digital
>> Millennium Copyright Act. I have an AAS in computer science. A BS in
>> Technical Communications and a MS in IT from Arizona State University. For
>> many years, I taught technical communications to college freshmen as well
>> as other foundation courses (Welcome to the university, goal setting, etc.)
>> Recently, I have found myself with spare time. I know... can you imagine???
>> I have always been a contributing member of this community:
>>
>> 2000 - present Free speech/free software advocate joining LUGs in protest
>> of the DMCA
>> 2001 - 2003 DMOZ (ODP) editor
>> 2002-2003 Free Software Foundation intern
>> 2003  Volunteer Electronic Frontier Foundation - DMCA FAQs for the DMCA
>> Blog
>> 2003  Volunteer IP Justice - Created boilerplate documentation for grants
>> 2003-2004 Author Linux Essentials (Aries in cooperation with CompTia Linux
>> +)
>>
>> The rest of the time I spent volunteering here and there as well as
>> working as a Senior technical writer with some Programming and QA tasks in
>> semiconductor, education and finance.
>> .
>> .
>> .
>> ^
>> |
>> |
>> What my background is, etc.
>>
>> I don't know what I can offer, but I am hoping I can put my skills to good
>> use and be of value to the community.
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Marcia
>>
>>
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