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14440CAUSEweb.orgen-useditor@causeweb.orgwebmaster@causeweb.orgFri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0400Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Confronting Some Statistical Inference Misconceptions
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1301This lesson poses a series of questions designed to challenge students' possible misconceptions of statistical inference and hypothesis testing. The lesson uses the statistical software, Fathom, and three datasets with information on the number of chips per canister distributed by a snack maker. The data can found at the relation address below.Sun, 24 Feb 2013 09:33:39 -0500DataCounts!
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2337DataCounts! is an interactive website designed to help integrate social statistics into the classroom setting. Each collection contains a wide variety of datasets that can be viewed online with WebCHIP. DataCounts! also houses a collection of teaching modules that have been created by teachers across the country to integrate social science data into their classes.Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:40:08 -0500DISCUSS: Critical Path Analysis
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1384This module introduces critical path analysis and addresses the following topics: Networks; Critical paths; Floats; Activity-on-node (AON) networks. Excel spreadsheets are used to provide examples and exercises.Thu, 24 Jan 2013 06:52:39 -0500Johns Hopkins School of Public Health videos on Statistical Reasoning
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2335This YouTube channel includes a series of video interviews between John McGready and some of his colleagues from Johns Hopkins University. The videos are meant to highlight the importance of biostatistics as a core driver of public health discovery, the importance of statistical reasoning in the research process, and how the fundamentals that are covered in an introductory biostatistics course are the framework for more advanced methodology.Tue, 27 Nov 2012 04:29:25 -0500**Lesson Plan: Univariate Statistics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2330This is a lesson plan for 16 to 17 year old students that focuses on developing students' understanding of the relative strengths and weaknesses of various representations of real world univariate statistics. Students work in groups to research different visual representations and create a wiki page of their findings.Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:33:56 -0400The Joy of Stats YouTube video
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2248This is short clip from a longer documentary shown on BBC. The BBC documentary takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power thay have to change our understanding of the world, presented by superstar boffin Professor Hans Rosling, whose eye-opening, mind-expanding and funny online lectures have made him an international internet legend.Rosling is a man who revels in the glorious nerdiness of statistics, and here he entertainingly explores their history, how they work mathematically and how they can be used in today's computer age to see the world as it really is, not just as we imagine it to be.Rosling's lectures use huge quantities of public data to reveal the story of the world's past, present and future development. Now he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers - in just four minutes.Thu, 16 Dec 2010 02:40:37 -0500getstats
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2192The getstats site outlines the campaign by the Royal Statistical Society to work for a society in which our lives and choices are greatly enriched by an understanding of statistics. This site includes information about getstats, a blog, ways to get involved, and useful links to sites about statistics. According to the site "The getstats campaign is about...giving everyone the skills and confidence to use numbers well."Fri, 19 Nov 2010 04:08:53 -0500Radiolab Stochasticity Broadcast
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2171This hour long radio podcast focuses on stochasticity, or randomness. According the website: "Stochasticity (a wonderfully slippery and smarty-pants word for randomness), may be at the very foundation of our lives. To understand how big a role it plays, we look at chance and patterns in sports, lottery tickets, and even the cells in our own body. Along the way, we talk to a woman suddenly consumed by a frenzied gambling addiction, meet two friends whose meeting seems to defy pure chance, and take a close look at some very noisy bacteria." Several guests appear in this radio podcast, including Deborah Nolan.Sat, 13 Nov 2010 12:25:04 -0500TeachingWithData.org
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2163TeachingWithData.org is portal of teaching and learning resources for infusing quantitative literacy into the social science curriculum. A Pathway of the National Science Digital Library, TwD aims to support the social science instructor at secondary and post-secondary schools by presenting user-friendly, data-driven student exercises, pedagogical literature, and much more! Resources are available on a wide range of topics and disciplines.Sun, 31 Oct 2010 03:56:37 -0400Mathematica Overiews
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2125This site contains several videos about how to use Mathematica and how to teach with Mathematica.Wed, 1 Sep 2010 08:08:06 -0400StatCrunch YouTube Videos
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2111This collection of YouTube videos is designed to teach individuals how to use StatCrunch to enter data, graph data, obtain descriptive statistics, and conduct many different kinds of statistical analyses.Fri, 27 Aug 2010 08:28:35 -0400**CETL Reusable Learning Objects: Probability
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2109This is a collection of cases to demonstrate concepts of inferential statistics. Many materials are flash based, which is specifically interesting for young and beginning learners. This resource provides a simple introduction to probability and to Type I and II errors.Sat, 17 Jul 2010 02:31:45 -0400StatPrimer
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2083This is a collection of notes that covers many topics typically included in introductory and/or intermediate statistics courses. The notes are in PDF format, and each is followed by a set of exercises (with most answers included). The site also includes some tables and a link to a StatTable calculator.Sun, 20 Jun 2010 01:26:07 -0400**Measures of Central Tendency and Outliers
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2080Share with your students why the presence of an outlier affects which measure of central tendency to report. Feel free to modify this Powerpoint presentation to fit the needs of your students. Included at the end are additional online resources to further engage your students in their learning about the mean, median, and mode. The presentation is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.Sun, 13 Jun 2010 03:58:21 -0400Another Hans Rosling TED Talk
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2052In this 20 minute video, doctor and researcher Hans Rosling uses his fascinating data-bubble software to burst myths about the developing world. The video includes new analysis on China and the post-bailout world, mixed with classic data shows.Sun, 9 May 2010 04:55:35 -0400Arthur Benjamin TED Talk
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2051In this short 3 minute video, mathematician and magician Arthur Benjamin offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.Sat, 8 May 2010 02:52:48 -0400Peter Donnelly TED Talk
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2050In this video (which lasts a little over 21 minutes), Oxford mathematician Peter Donnelly reveals the common mistakes humans make in interpreting statistics -- and the devastating impact these errors can have on the outcome of criminal trials.Sat, 8 May 2010 02:49:50 -0400Hans Rosling TED Talk
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2049In this video (which lasts almost 20 minutes), statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."Sat, 8 May 2010 02:47:15 -0400M&Ms Quality Control: A Chi-Square Analysis
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1797This is my take on the ubiquitous M&Ms counting activity. Each student records the color proportions in a fun-size bag of M&Ms. We pool the class data and run a Chi-Square goodness-of-fit test to determine whether or not the color proportions match those claimed on the manufacturer's website. We consistently find that the proportions do not match. The blue M&Ms, in particular, are underrepresented. This activity also includes a review of the 1-proportion z confidence interval.Wed, 30 Dec 2009 12:46:40 -0500Webinar: Using Data from the Federal Statistical System to Inspire Students
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1989Statistics educators are keenly aware of the value of using real data to help students see the relevance and applicability of statistics. The federal statistical agencies have invested in significant efforts to make data accessible and available. In this webinar, Ron Wasserstein will point you to these resources, discussing their uses and limitations.Wed, 18 Nov 2009 08:14:53 -0500Webinar: Statistics Video Wrappers: Moving It Out of the Classroom with PreLabs
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1970Many introductory Statistics courses consist of two main components: lecture sections and computer laboratory sections. In the computer labs, students often review fundamental course concepts, learn to analyze data using statistical software, and practice applying their knowledge to real world scenarios. Lab time could be better utilized if students arrived with 1) prior exposure to the core statistical ideas, and 2) a basic familiarity with the statistical software package. To achieve these objectives, PreLabs have been integrated into an introductory statistics course. A simple screen capture software (Jing) was used to create videos. The videos and a very short corresponding assignment together form a PreLab and are made available to students to access at appropriate times in the course.Some PreLabs were created to expose the students to statistical software details. Other PreLabs incorporate an available online learning resource or applet which allows students to gain a deeper understanding of a course concept through simulation and visualization. Not all on-line learning resources are ready to use 'as in' in a course. Some may be lacking a preface or description on how they are to be used; others may use slightly different notation or language than your students are accustomed to; a few may even contain an error or item that needs some clarification. One solution to such difficulties was to create a video wrapper so students can see how the applet works while receiving guidance from the instructor.In this webinar we will share the success story of how one introductory Statistics course integrated these video wrappers into the course and the discuss other possible applications.Wed, 23 Sep 2009 02:37:20 -0400Webinar: Sneaking in a Few History Lessons when Teaching Statistics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1964Many of us, while teaching an introductory statistics course, have mentioned some of the history behind the methodology, perhaps just in passing. We might remark that an English chap by the name of R. A. Fisher is responsible for a great deal of the course content. We could further point out that the statistical techniques used in research today were developed within the last century, for the most part. At most, we might reveal the identity of the mysterious "Student" when introducing the t-test to our class. I propose that we do more of this. This webinar will highlight some opportunities to give brief history lessons while teaching an introductory statistics course.Mon, 31 Aug 2009 12:36:34 -0400Webinar: Making Statistics Learning Fun
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1890This webinar, presented by Larry Lesser of University of Texas at El Paso, provided a tour of the new CAUSEWeb fun page, showing some sample songs, jokes, and cartoons. Participants engaged in a discussion of the pedagogical issues involved in teaching with humor and were provided resources and a bibliography on the topic. Watch the webinar to learn how to make learning fun! (recorded April 11, 2006)Sat, 1 Aug 2009 01:42:21 -0400Webinar: Putting Your Spotlight on CAUSEweb
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1837Submitting your spotlight presentation from USCOTS 2005 to CAUSEweb is an easy process, and you are in a prime position to submit your work! What better way to have your work showcased than in a peer-reviewed repository of contributions to statistics education? This Webinar will be an opportunity to talk about how to prepare your USCOTS spotlight for submission to CAUSEweb and to discuss the benefits of submission. Please join us to discuss how to put the spotlight on CAUSEweb.Fri, 3 Oct 2008 10:27:35 -0400A Brief Introduction to Bayesian Statistics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1786This pdf text file gives a short introduction to the methods of Bayesian inference. It gives a simple example that deals with jumping a paper frog. The topics listed in this document include: An example, comparison of frequentist and Bayesian methods, credible vs. confidence intervals, choice of prior and its effect on the posterior distribution.Wed, 26 Dec 2007 10:27:31 -0500