Linda Kalof, Professor, Author
Our daily lives revolve around things that we cannot control. Before we step out the front door we ask, will it rain today? What is the chance of getting stuck in traffic? Or better yet, will my class be cancelled? Even though Dietz and Kalof (2009) suggest that life is uncontrollable, we still try to feel a small sense of control through a smart use of statistics. Probability helps us to understand and cope with the seemingly uncertain decisions of life.