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Data Collection -- Sampling and Survey Issues

Statistical Topic Classifications
Nonprobability Sampling (2)
Probability and Sampling (12)
Survey Methods (6)

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View Resource Cartoon: What I learned in Stat Class

A cartoon to teach basic ideas about survey sampling. The cartoon is #1271 in the web comic Piled Higher and Deeper by Panamanian cartoonist Jorge Cham (1976- ): see...

http://www.causeweb.org/resources/fun/db.php?id=380
View Resource DISCUSS: Discovering Important Statistical Concepts Using SpreadSheets

This collection of modules uses spreadsheets to teach statistical topics like Charts and Graphs, The Binomial Distribution, The Poisson Distribution, Sampling, Regression and Correlation, Buffon's...

http://nestor.coventry.ac.uk/~nhunt/home/
View Resource Gallery: Reinterpreting Johannes Vermeer

A sketch by Anastasia Mandel reinterpreting Woman Holding a Balance by Johannes Vermeer (1662-63) with the statistical caption "Sample balancing: "A false balance is abomination to the LORD, but a...

http://www.causeweb.org/resources/fun/db.php?id=381
View Resource Poem: Statistics

"Statistics" is a poem by Canadian physician Neil Harding McAlister (1952 - ). The poem contains material that can help with class discussions about sample surveys, medical experiments, and...

http://www.causeweb.org/resources/fun/db.php?id=349
View Resource Quote: Clark on Advertising

"Asked about the power of advertising in research surveys, most agree that it works, but not on them." A quote by British Journalist and author Eric Clark from his book The Want Makers: Inside the...

http://www.causeweb.org/resources/fun/db.php?id=141
View Resource Quote: Colbert on Polls

"I know there are some polls out there saying this man has a 32% approval rating. But guys like us, we don't pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that...

http://www.causeweb.org/resources/fun/db.php?id=445
View Resource Quote: Deming on Questionnaires

"A questionnaire is never perfect: some are simply better than others." A quote of American statistician and quality control pioneer William Edwards Deming (1900-1993). The quote appears on page 31...

http://www.causeweb.org/resources/fun/db.php?id=237
View Resource Sample Size Calculator

Use the Sample Size Calculator to determine the sample size you need in order to get results that reflect the target population as precisely as needed. You can also find the level of precision you...

http://www.surveysystem.com/sscalc.htm
View Resource Sample Survey Activity

This activity stresses the importance of writing clear, unbiased survey questions. It explore the types of bias present in surveys and ways to reduce these biases. In addition, the activity covers...

http://www.causeweb.org/repository/ACT/Sample_Survey_Activit...
View Resource Sampling Bias and The California Recall

This lesson deals with the statistics of political polls and ideas like sampling, bias, graphing, and measures of location. As quoted on the site, "Upon completing this lesson, students will be able...

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/math/...
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