Monday, August 24, 2009

Statistical Report, 2008

This entry is part of my general conference application series.

Statistical Report, 2008, by Presented by Brook P. Hales
Secretary to the First Presidency

It is difficult to digest the significance of statistics when they are presented as a single snapshot (read numbers) in time—perhaps that's why I really liked my master's research. Statistics are easier to understand and internalize when they are shown temporally, geographically, or via a nice combination of both.

It also helps if music is involved.

Although a year, this video shows church growth by stake over time. While slow at first, it is stunning to watch as the growth picks up (the flashes with each addition really add to the effect).

And to think you might have previously claimed to not like statistics!

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