The American Statistician
"...we conclude that Against All Odds is an impressive and
attempt to use "high-tech" media in the teaching of statistics, and many
programs in the series can be useful adjuncts to traditional formal
instruction....In addition, they are mostly intellectually challenging
and present statistics as part of an informed person's general knowledge
rather than as numerical drudgery."
"...even the most "low-tech" professors will be impressed with both the
entertaining and expository quality of these videos and will want to use
at least some of them in their classrooms...videos that clearly show how
statistical processes can be used to answer significant inquires.
Enthusiastically recommended for all corporate and college libraries."
Video Rating Guide
"Whenever possible, graphics are used to illustrate the mathematics and
stories are used to illustrate the purpose and meaning of the
statistics....This series is ideally suited for college libraries looking
for a comprehensive video study of statistics. It may also be suitable
for other libraries involved with adult continuing education..."
"Against All Odds creatively uses visual stories to illustrate the
formulas it teaches. And therein lies the difference between this series
and a statistics textbook...."
Chance: New Directions for Statistics and Computing
"...if only a small proportion of the community were to watch these
tapes, the tapes would have a large influence in the overall
understanding of what statistics is about and what statistics can
do....Against All Odds clearly demonstrates that television and
medium can be an excellent way to teach about statistics."
American Film and Video Festival
1989 Finalist Award for "Case Study"
Columbus International Film and Video Festival
1990 Honorable Mention Award for "Random Variables"
International Association of Audio Visual Communicators
1990 Honorable Mention "Cindy" in Graphic Effects for "Random
International Film and TV Festival of New York
1990 Finalist Award for "Random Variables"