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View Resource How Random is Random?

This site is a tutorial that takes students through a mayoral election process while discussing the concept of randomness. Topics include margin of error and confidence levels.

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/statistics/howrandom.html
View Resource The Statistics of Hiring

This short article discusses how the comparative ratios of the tails of normal distributions can result in bias in hiring practices. It contains a link to an applet that shows the comparative tail...

http://www.uvm.edu/~dhowell/StatPages/More_Stuff/HiringBias....
View Resource A Dataset that is 44% Outliers

This article describes a dataset of days in office of US Presidents with outliers that are not mistakes or unusually high or low observations. The data illustrate that outliers need not be errors but...

http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v13n1/datasets.hayden...
View Resource Getting What You Pay For: The Debate Over Equity in Public School Expenditures

This article addresses a dataset on public school expenditures and SAT performance. Key Words: Multiple regression; Omitted variable bias; Partial correlation; Scatterplot.

http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/secure/v7n2/datasets....
View Resource Polls: What Do the Numbers Tell Us?

This tutorial opens with a survey on polling. Upon completing the survey, students are taken through an election example which uses polling to explain random sampling, bias, margin of error, and...

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/statistics/
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