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14440CAUSEweb.orgen-useditor@causeweb.orgwebmaster@causeweb.orgThu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 -0400Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Webinar: Building a Statway to Heaven
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2289February 8, 2011 T&L webinar presented by Uri Treisman (Charles Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin) and hosted by Jackie Miller (The Ohio State University). Developmental education in America's community colleges has been a burial ground for the aspirations of our students seeking to improve their lives through education. Under the leadership for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Charles A. Dana Center, nineteen community colleges and systems are building accelerated pathways to and through developmental education with the goal of helping students with low levels of mathematical preparation complete a college credit bearing, transferable statistics course within one year. Uri will describe the work to date, the challenges the initiative faces, and the underlying ideas of improvement science that are driving its development.Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:27:11 -0500Webinar: Introducing Informal Inference Using Data-Centric Lab Exercises
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2288January 11, 2011 T&L webinar presented by Rakhee Patel(University of California - Los Angeles, UCLA) and hosted by Jackie Miller (The Ohio State University). Since formal hypothesis testing and inference methods can be a challenging topic for students to tackle, introducing informal inference early in a course is a useful way of helping students understand the concept of a null distribution and how to make decisions about whether to reject it. We will present two computer labs, both using Fathom, that illustrate these concepts using permutation in a setting where students will be answering interesting investigative questions with real data.Tue, 8 Feb 2011 12:25:47 -0500Webinar: Facilitating Student Projects in Statistics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2247December 14, 2010 T&L webinar presented by Dianna Spence & Brad Bailey (North Georgia College & State University) and hosted by Jackie Miller (The Ohio State University). When instructors have their students implement "real-world" projects in statistics, a number of questions arise: Where can students locate real data to analyze? What kinds of meaningful research questions can we help students to formulate? What aspects of statistical research can be covered in a project? What are reasonable methods for evaluating the student's work? The presenters will share resources developed during an NSF-funded study to develop and test curriculum materials for student projects in statistics, using linear regression and t-test scenarios.Tue, 4 Jan 2011 08:20:30 -0500Webinar: Linear Statistical Models as a First Statistics Course for Math Majors
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2245October 12, 2010 T&L webinar presented by George Cobb(Mount Holyoke College) and hosted by Leigh Slauson (Capital University). What's the best way to introduce students of mathematics to statistics? Tradition offers two main choices: a variant of the standard "Stat 101" course, or some version of the two-semester sequence in probability and mathematical statistics. I hope to convince participants to think seriously about a third option: the theory and applications of linear models as a first statistics course for sophomore math majors. Rather than subject you to a half-hour polemic, however, I plan to talk concretely about multiple regression models and methodological challenges that arise in connection with AAUP data relating faculty salaries to the percentage of women faculty, and to present also a short geometric proof of the Gauss-Markov Theorem.Tue, 14 Dec 2010 01:10:45 -0500Webinar: Helping Students Understand the Meaning of Random: Addressing Lexical Ambiguity
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2243August 10, 2010 T&L webinar presented by Diane Fisher (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Jennifer Kaplan (Michigan State University), and Neal Rogness (Grand Valley State University) and hosted by Jackie Miller(The Ohio State University). Our research shows that half of the students entering a statistics course use the word random colloquially to mean, "haphazard" or "out of the ordinary." Another large subset of students define random as, "selecting without prior knowledge or criteria." At the end of the semester, only 8% of students we studied gave a correct statistical definition for the word random and most students still define random as, "selecting without order or reason." In this session we will present a classroom approach to help students better understand what statisticians mean by random or randomness as well as preliminary results of the affect of this approach.Tue, 14 Dec 2010 01:04:29 -0500Webinar: Pedagogical Simulations with StatCrunch
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2242July 13, 2010 T&L webinar presented by Webster West (Texas A&M University) and hosted by Jackie Miller(The Ohio State University). In introductory statistics courses, web-based applets are often used to visually conduct large simulation studies illustrating statistical concepts. However, it is difficult to determine what (if anything) students learn from repeatedly pressing a button when using applets. More advanced options such as writing/running computer code are typically considered to be much too advanced for most introductory courses. The web-based software package, StatCrunch, now offers simulation capabilities that strike a middle ground between these two extremes. The instructor/student needs only to perform a small number of steps using the menu driven interface with each step being key to understanding the underlying data structure. This talk will cover the steps required to study concepts such as the central limit theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression using StatCrunch.Tue, 14 Dec 2010 01:00:45 -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 -0400STATS: The Magazine for Students of Statistics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2110STATS magazine contains many articles that may be of interest to students of statistics and educators. Articles vary from those that are meant to teach and inform about different concepts and ideas to those that provide ideas for how to teach important topics to others. Some issues also include interesting data sets and information about ways to become more involved in the greater Statistics community.Sun, 25 Jul 2010 08:28:06 -0400Webinar: Resources for Teaching Statistics with Social Science Data
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2107June 8, 2010 T&L webinar presented by Lynette Hoelter (University of Michigan) and hosted by Leigh Slauson (Capital University). This webinar will introduce several sources of data and tools that could be useful in both general and social science-specific statistics instruction. The Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), both a part of the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, are collaborating on two NSF-funded projects to support quantitative literacy in the social sciences. Resources from each organization and TeachingWithData.org, a result of the partnership, will be highlighted. Materials range from small extracts of data from the Census and American Community Surveys used with specific teaching modules to full datasets with accompanying online analysis tools.Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:55:33 -0400Webinar: Interactive Statistics Education using Web-based SOCR Data, Tools, Activities, & Resources
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2106May 11, 2010 T&L webinar presented by Ivo Dinov (UCLA) and hosted by Jackie Miller (The Ohio State University). This webinar will present data, tools, materials and the pedagogical approach of the Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) for technology-enhanced probability and statistics education. Following a review of the different types of SOCR online resources, we will go over two specific classroom utilization examples. The first one provides a hands-on demonstration of a statistical concept (CLT) using interactive virtual experiments and simulations. The second example will showcase the use of SOCR resources to address interesting social, health, environmental, scientific, and engineering challenges. In this case, we'll focus on the Ozone pollution in California, formulate health-related hypotheses, identify appropriate data and employ web-based exploratory and statistical data analysis tools.Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:53:00 -0400Webinar: Using (and contributing to!) the Chance News Wiki
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2105April 13, 2010 T&L webinar presented by Jeanne Albert and Bill Peterson (Middlebury College) and hosted by Jackie Miller (The Ohio State University). This year, Jeanne and Bill assumed co-editorship of the Chance News Wiki, which as of March 15 will be moving to CAUSEweb. The Wiki provides reviews of current news stories that are relevant to teaching statistics and probability, along with links to original articles and related resources. This webinar will describe the various ways that Chance project materials have been used, in areas ranging from traditional introductory statistics to statistical literacy courses to first-year seminars. We will also discuss the mechanics of posting to the Wiki, and hope to inspire some new contributors.Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:49:29 -0400Webinar: Incorporating Computer Simulations and Visualizations into Your Teaching
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2102January 12, 2010 T&L webinar presented by Marsha Lovett (Carnegie Mellon University) and hosted by Jackie Miller (The Ohio State University). In Statistics as in many disciplines, students need to learn about complex concepts and dynamically changing processes. How can instructors help their students begin to "see" these complex topics the way experts do, and are there tools that can help? In this webinar, I will review key findings on how computer visualizations and simulations can best support student learning and then take those findings to generate effective strategies for teaching with simulations and visualizations.Tue, 13 Jul 2010 07:42:17 -0400Webinar: Foundations in Probability to Support Statistical Reasoning
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2012February 9, 2010 T&L webinar presented by Hollylynne Lee (North Carolina State University) and Todd Lee (Elon University), and hosted by Jackie Miller (The Ohio State University). A model for probabilistic reasoning will be discussed that may support students' statistical reasoning. The development of the model and instructional implications are based on theoretical considerations and empirical results from work with middle grades students. Significant time for discussion is planned to get reactions to the model as well as to discuss aspects of probability that participants believe are foundational to building statistical literacy or reasoning.Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:09:54 -0500Count This: A Primer for the Study of Statistics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2001This short article begins with a brief explanation of 3D barcodes (what they are and how they are used), and then provides an argument for why statistics should be studied and how statistics is a part of everyday life. Several links are shared for other resources related to teaching and learning statistics, in addition to a link to a career options in statistics.Fri, 25 Dec 2009 03:40:03 -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: 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 -0400State Health Facts
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1764This site funded by the Kaiser Family Foundation provides information on health care and demographics for the 50 U.S. states. Users can use interactive maps or search by particular characteristics for each state. Tables can be created and copied and there is also direct data download (in Excel format) from this site. The site includes data on median income, gender, ethnicity, medical and drug spending, HIV/AIDS rates, and over 500 other variables at the state levelSun, 9 Dec 2007 06:46:08 -0500Using Statistics Effectively in Mathematics Education Research
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1714Funded by the National Science Foundation, workshops were held over a three-year period, each with about twenty participants nearly equallydivided between mathematics educators and statisticians. In these exchanges the mathematics educators presented honest assessments of the status ofmathematics education research (both its strengths and its weaknesses), and the statisticians provided insights into modern statistical methods that could be more widely used in such research. The discussions led to an outline of guidelines for evaluating and reporting mathematics educationresearch, which were molded into the current report. The purpose of thereporting guidelines is to foster the development of a stronger foundation of research in mathematics education, one that will be scientific, cumulative, interconnected, and intertwined with teaching practice.The guidelines are built around a model involving five key components of a high-quality research program: generating ideas, framing those ideas in a research setting, examining the research questions in small studies, generalizing the results in larger and more refined studies, and extending the results over time and location. Any single research project may have only one or two of these components, but such projects should link to others so that a viable research program that will be interconnected and cumulative can be identified and used to effect improvements in bothteaching practice and future research. The guidelines provide details that are essential for these linkages to occur. Three appendices provide background material dealing with (a) a model for research in mathematics education in light of a medical model for clinical trials; (b) technical issues of measurement, unit of randomization, experiments vs. observations, and gain scores as they relate to scientifically based research; and (c) critical areas for cooperation between statistics and mathematics education research, including qualitative vs. quantitative research, educatinggraduate students and keeping mathematics education faculty current in education research, statistics practices and methodologies, and buildingpartnerships and collaboratives.Thu, 8 Feb 2007 03:55:32 -0500Instructors Notes for the t-distribution activity
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1702The t-distribution activity is a student-based in-class activity to illustrate the conceptual reason for the t-distribution. Students use TI-83/84 calculators to conduct a simulation of random samples. The students calculate standard scores with both the population standard deviation and the sample standard deviation. The resulting values are pooled over the entire class to give the simulation a reasonable number of iterations.This document provides the instructor with learning objectives, context, mechanics, follow-up, and evidence from use associated with the in-class activity.Wed, 31 Jan 2007 03:18:46 -0500Introduction to Probability
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1610This website is provides an online text version of Grinstead &Snell's "Introduction to Probability" as well as supplemental reference information.Mon, 9 Oct 2006 11:45:14 -0400How Statistical Educators Can Attract Students to the Discipline of Statistics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1601This website is a resource of teaching methods and approaches thatinstructors at all levels of statistics education can use to generate student interest in pursuing more study or a career in the field of statistics.Wed, 27 Sep 2006 11:21:22 -0400Statz Rappers
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1279This video is a humorous refresher of statistics methodology. This rap video presents a parody with statistical references. It is quite entertaining.Tue, 20 Jun 2006 11:30:22 -0400Pairwise Comparisons in SAS and SPSS
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1277This site provides information for SAS or SPSS software users, who would like to use multiple comparison methods available in either software package to carry out pairwise comparisons. The site provides a short description of available methods and a recommendation based on the comparisons of the procedures. Some of the methods, namely step-down Holm-Bonferroni and Holm-Sidak, are not directly available in SAS or SPSS, but can be easily implemented using results of appropriate SAS or SPSS procedures.Several pairwise comparison tests include: LSD, Bonferroni, Sidak, Scheffe, REGWQ (Ryan-Einot-Gabriel-Welch based on range), Tukey, Tukey-Kramer, Gabriel, Hochbergâ€™s GF2, SNK (Student-Newman-Keuls), Duncan, Waller-Duncan and Dunnett.Mon, 5 Jun 2006 11:47:11 -0400