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14440CAUSEweb.orgen-useditor@causeweb.orgwebmaster@causeweb.orgThu, 24 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0400Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:00:00 -0400http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Cartoon: Exam Thoughts
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2372A cartoon to teach about the average and about positive versus negative skew. The cartoon was created by Diane L. Evans from Rose-Human Institute of Technology and won an honorable mention in the CAUSE 2013 A-Mu-sing contest.Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:56:31 -0400Song: Hit Me With Your Best Plot!
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2347The song may be used to teach the importance of a good graphical display in presenting statistical data. May be sung to the tune of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" (Eddie Schwartz, Pat Benatar, 1980). An earlier version appeared in Spring 2011 issue of Teaching Statistics. Lyrics by Lawrence Lesser, University of Texas at El Paso. version here introduced at the 2013 U.S. Conference On Teaching Statistics.Sun, 2 Jun 2013 07:54:45 -0400Cartoon: The Relationship Graph
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2269A cartoon to help in teaching the importance of labeling the axes of a graph. The cartoon is number 833 from the webcomic series at xkcd.com created by Randall Munroe. Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites under a creative commons attribution-non-commercial 2.5 license.Sat, 22 Jan 2011 04:52:20 -0500Cartoon: The Largest Error Bar
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2028A cartoon to teach about understanding large error bars (e.g. caused by the effect of outliers). The cartoon is #9 in the "Life in Research" series at www.vadio.com. Free to use with attribution in the classroom or on course websites.Thu, 18 Mar 2010 06:09:50 -0400Cartoon: Error Bars
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2026A cartoon to teach the importance of including error bars to show the level of chance variation - as opposed to showing only the possibly strong trend that might be shown by averages. The cartoon is #22 in the "Life in Research" series at www.vadio.com. Free to use with attribution in the classroom or on course websites.Thu, 18 Mar 2010 06:00:22 -0400Cartoon: Where the ink falls
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2013A cartoon suitable for use in teaching about various graphic displays. The cartoon is number 688 from the webcomic series at xkcd.com created by Randall Munroe. Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites under a creative commons attribution-non-commercial 2.5 license.Tue, 16 Feb 2010 09:05:57 -0500Cartoon: Escalators
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1864A cartoon suitable for use in teaching about time series plots. The cartoon is number 252 from the webcomic series at xkcd.com created by Randall Munroe. Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites under a creative commons attribution-non-commercial 2.5 license.Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:29:30 -0500Cartoon: The Boyfriend
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1860Thu, 12 Feb 2009 08:12:06 -0500Cartoon: Boxplots
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1647A cartoon to teach about using boxplots to summarize a distribution. Cartoon by John Landers (www.landers.co.uk) based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.Tue, 12 Dec 2006 05:21:47 -0500Understanding the standard deviation: What makes it larger or smaller?
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1613Using cooperative learning methods, this activity helps students develop a better intuitive understanding of what is meant by variability in statistics. Emphasis is placed on the standard deviation as a measure of variability. This lesson also helps students to discover that the standard deviation is a measure of the density of values about the mean of a distribution. As such, students become more aware of how clusters, gaps, and extreme values affect the standard deviation.Mon, 16 Oct 2006 10:48:16 -0400Body Measures: Exploring Distributions and Graphs Using Cooperative Learning
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1612Using cooperative learning methods, this lesson introduces distributions for univariate data, emphasizing how distributions help us visualize central tendencies and variability. Students collect real data on head circumference and hand span, then describe the distributions in terms of shape, center, and spread. The lesson moves from informal to more technically appropriate descriptions of distributions. Mon, 16 Oct 2006 10:45:49 -0400Presenting Data
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1559This lesson on data presentation highlights various types of graphs including bar charts, pareto charts, pie charts, scatter plots, and histograms. A multiple choice test is given at the end.Thu, 31 Aug 2006 02:09:33 -0400Joke: Walking into a bar
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1215an old "walks into a bar" joke with a statistics twist.Fri, 7 Apr 2006 09:24:48 -0400Readability of Educational Materials for Patients with Cancer
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1085This article describes a dataset on the readability of booklets about cancer and the reading levels of patients with cancer. Students should be familiar with scales of measurement, data reduction, measuring center, constructing and interpreting displays, and reaching conclusions in real problems. Key Words: Ordinal data, Means, Medians, HistogramsTue, 26 Jul 2005 03:16:55 -0400A Dataset that is 44% Outliers
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1083This 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 could be particularly interesting cases and that data displays may differ in their ability to reveal interesting data structure. Key Words: Inliers; Interpretation in context.Tue, 26 Jul 2005 03:05:53 -0400Trying To Be Random in Selecting Numbers for Lotto
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1076This article presents data for examining the ability of individuals to choose numbers randomly. Three datasets of six-tuples selected by a lottery game, generated by S-Plus, and chosen by college students can be compared using descriptive statistics and goodness of fit tests to explore bias and randomness. Key Words: Boxplots; Chi-squared tests; Minimum gap; QQ plots.Tue, 26 Jul 2005 02:10:25 -0400Move Over, Roger Maris: Breaking Baseball's Most Famous Record
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1075The dataset presented in this article referes to game-by-game information for Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa during summer of 1998. This data can be used to demonstrate graphical displays, categorical data analysis, analysis of variance, logistic regression, and smoothing methods for Poisson and binomial data.Tue, 26 Jul 2005 02:01:06 -04001993 New Car Data
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1057This dataset describes 93 new cars for the 1993 model year with 26 variables, including price, mpg ratings, and engine size; it also illustrates a broad range of statistical techniques such as box-whisker plot, confidence intervals, difference in means, one-way ANOVA, contingency table, scatterplot, regression, and correlation. Tue, 26 Jul 2005 11:55:07 -0400**Histogram Applet
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1036This applet is designed to teach students how bin widths (or the number of bins) affect a histogram. A histogram of the time between Old Faithful eruptions is shown. Students can change the bin width by dragging the arrow underneath the bin width scale. The changes are observed in the structure of the histogram. An article and an alternate source for this applet can be found at http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v6n3/applets/histogram.html.Wed, 22 Jun 2005 03:07:17 -0400Histogram Applet
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1441This applet generates a histogram for two provided datasets, or by clicking "Edit Data", users can input their own data. Users can also manipulate the axes and bin width. Mon, 20 Jun 2005 01:27:33 -0400**Dotplot Summaries Applet
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1442Mon, 20 Jun 2005 01:27:33 -0400Stem and Leaf Plot
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=399This site gives a definition and an example of stem and leaf plots.Tue, 17 May 2005 05:30:46 -0400Histogram
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=400This site gives a definition and an example of histograms.Tue, 17 May 2005 05:30:01 -0400Boxplot
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=401This site give a definition and an example of boxplots. Topics include outliers, medians, as well as lower and upper quartiles. Tue, 17 May 2005 05:29:12 -0400Statistics Online Computational Resources (SOCR)
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=440This applets on this site include: interactive graphs of many distribution models; a collection of computer generated games; a collection of data modeling aids including curve fitting, wavelets, matrix manipulations, etc.; p-values, quantiles & tail-probabilities calculations; virtual online probability experiments and demonstrations; and a large collection of statistical techniques for online data analysis, visualization, and integration.Tue, 17 May 2005 04:12:16 -0400