tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4705097374441454471.post1091626658070745103..comments2023-03-20T09:49:19.255-04:00Comments on Human Health Risk Assessment to Chemicals: Confession : The math I should have learned in schoolMike Jayjockhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02521885327730438390noreply@blogger.comBlogger7125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4705097374441454471.post-75368348515918974832014-11-02T20:29:02.854-05:002014-11-02T20:29:02.854-05:00Sometimes I do forget how I struggled with statist...Sometimes I do forget how I struggled with statistics at the beginning of while I was pursuing my MS degree in Statistics. Now I am an IH student, I did find statistics are much more than "calculate TWA and make a decision in compliance or not", although even just that most of my classmates are still having hard time dealing with statistics. However, I found that once you pass the beginning difficult phase, statistics is very powerful and useful. Like your previous article about"why we still need modeling when you can measure it". Big fun of your work, BTW:)Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02074318562069575383noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4705097374441454471.post-23343284391665372282014-10-31T17:30:02.596-04:002014-10-31T17:30:02.596-04:00Dear Anonymous,
Many thanks for your comments. I...Dear Anonymous,<br /><br />Many thanks for your comments. I am proof it is never too late. If you provide some specifics perhaps I can help. If not, are you familiar with the Khan Academy? - a free online school that has tons of wonderfully clear lessons in math from simple algebra through the most difficult calculus and vector analysis. Mike Jayjockhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02521885327730438390noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4705097374441454471.post-71666557989326927042014-10-31T16:34:54.142-04:002014-10-31T16:34:54.142-04:00The math intimidation factor is true for me. Alwa...The math intimidation factor is true for me. Always wished my physics and chemisry were stronger too as long as we're on the subject. Though I finisned Calculus, stopped short of differential equations, i lost focus when I got married and only pulled "Cs". Consequently, along with limited use, I have gaps. I'm always on the lookout for tools/helps to strengthen my foundations. And yes, there are aspects of statistics and modeling I never learned or applied. Many of my classmates never moved beyond College Algebra and elementary stats. While you can accomplish a great deal with that, it also leaves shortcomings. So, thanks for your concern and efforts.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4705097374441454471.post-31482020305108589812014-10-31T08:57:36.098-04:002014-10-31T08:57:36.098-04:00Your probit explanation is quite clear. Thanks, Mi...Your probit explanation is quite clear. Thanks, Mike.Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02178287119831847160noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4705097374441454471.post-43885546023050342372014-10-30T09:03:57.170-04:002014-10-30T09:03:57.170-04:00Daniel, I love the quote! He had some great ones...Daniel, I love the quote! He had some great ones. MikeMike Jayjockhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02521885327730438390noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4705097374441454471.post-48274085968017109822014-10-30T08:36:34.852-04:002014-10-30T08:36:34.852-04:00Remember a famous citation from Albertt Einstein :...Remember a famous citation from Albertt Einstein :<br /><br />“Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics.<br />I can assure you mine are still greater.”<br /><br />Daniel D.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4705097374441454471.post-83690843280336965902014-10-27T21:09:41.199-04:002014-10-27T21:09:41.199-04:00I know a lot of IHs in my cohort (the late 1970s) ...I know a lot of IHs in my cohort (the late 1970s) came from biological rather than physical sciences and so had less of a math background. But I don't think math intimidation is an issue in the profession so much as how we were taught in the first place.<br /><br />My first physics courses were non-calculus and I got along fine. As a College Freshman, my physics course did use calculus, and I understood the physics both ways. But my training in IH, while it included a statistics course, did not address modeling.<br /><br />Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com