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14440CAUSEweb.orgen-useditor@causeweb.orgwebmaster@causeweb.orgWed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0400Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:00:00 -0400http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Cartoon: Breaking News
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2371A cartoon for teaching about using the t-distribution for inference when the standard deviation is unknown. The cartoon was created by Karen Banks from University of Indiana using the software at www.bitstrips.com. The cartoon also won a prize in the CAUSE 2013 A-Mu-sing contest.Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:17:15 -0400Quote: Mintzberg on Theory
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2365"No generalizing beyond the data, no theory. And no theory, no insight. And if no insight, why do research?" is a quote by Canadian Professor of Management Studies Henry Mintzberg (1939 - ), McGill University. The quote appears in his 2005 paper "Developing Theory about the Development of Theory" that appeared in the edited volume "Great Minds in Management: The process of theory development" (K. Smith and M. Hutt, eds.), Oxford University Press.Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:43:24 -0400Quote: Merrill on Big Data
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2359"I don’t like the label “big data”, because that suggests the key measure is how many bits you have available to use. But who cares how much data you have? With too little data, you won’t be able to make any conclusions that you trust. With loads of data you will find relationships that aren’t real. ... Big data isn’t about bits, it’s about talent." This is a quote by ZestFinance.com CEO and former Google VP of Engineering Douglas Merrill (1970 -). The quote appeared in his May 1, 2012 blog at Forbes.com.Sun, 9 Jun 2013 10:21:43 -0400Quote: Barksdale on Opinion versus Data
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2355"If we have data, let's look at data. If all we have are opinions, let's go with mine." is a quote by American entrepreneur James Love Barksdale (1943 - ) former president and CEO of Netscape Communications.Fri, 7 Jun 2013 06:31:36 -0400Poem: Smith College Haikus II
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2341A collection of Statistics related Haikus collected by Nicholas Horton from his Math 190 (statistical Methods for Undergraduate Research) course at Smith College in Spring, 2010. These are included in the Statistics Haiku Project at http://www.math.smith.edu/~nhorton/haikustat.htmlFri, 31 May 2013 10:30:17 -0400Poem: Smith College Haikus I
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2340A collection of Statistics related Haikus collected by Nicholas Horton from his Math 190 (statistical Methods for Undergraduate Research) course at Smith College in Spring, 2005. These are included in the Statistics Haiku Project at http://www.math.smith.edu/~nhorton/haikustat.htmlFri, 31 May 2013 10:27:54 -0400SurfStat Australia
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1174This website serves as an online textbook for introductory statistics, covering topics such as summarizing and presenting data, producing data, variation and probability, statistical inference, and control charts.Thu, 7 Feb 2013 01:20:38 -0500Bootstrapping Applet
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2338The WISE Bootstrapping Applet can be used to demonstrate bootstrapping by creating a confidence interval for a population mean or median. The user can manipulate the population distribution, sample size, and number of resamples. An associated guide gives suggestions for teaching bootstrapping.Sun, 3 Feb 2013 09:56:23 -0500Confidence Interval Game
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2339This applet is meant to test a student's ability to estimate p values from confidence intervals.Sun, 3 Feb 2013 09:55:54 -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 -0500DAU StatRefresher
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=507This site is an index of modules which cover probability and statistics topics including basic probability, random variables, moments, distributions, data analysis including regression, moving averages, exponential smoothing, and clustering.Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:23:02 -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 -0500StatKey
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2334StatKey is the analysis package to accompany the textbook "Statistics: Unlocking the Power of Data." StatKey includes interactive applets to describe and graph data, engage in bootstrapping and randomization tests, and explore sampling distributions and theoretical distributions.Sat, 4 Aug 2012 06:09:13 -0400**Practice Classifying Statistical Problems
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2331On this site, students can practice classifying statistics problems. They first click to check the statistical methods that they want to practice classifying. Then they click the "Submit" button to get a description of a research project that involves a statistical technique. Students then click on the technique that will most likely be used in the project. If they choose the incorrect answer, they must read the hint and try again. When they get something correct, they click on the "Next" button to try another problem.Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:44:27 -0400**Java Demos for Probability and Statistics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2329The applet demonstrates, in a visual manner, the following probability and statistical concepts (and there is also a random number generator): Introduction to Probability Models (Using dice rolls), Hypergeometric Distribution, Poisson Distribution, Normal Distribution, Hypothesis Testing for Proportions, Confidence Intervals for Means, The Central Limit Theorem, Bivariate Normal Distribution, and Linear Regression.Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:21:14 -0400Statistics Applets
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2326This is an extensive collection (and a continuously expanding collection) of applets on topics that include probability, descriptive statistics, sampling distributions, Monte Carlo simulation, Buffon's coin problem, chi-square, p-values, correlation, and more. There is even a random number generator that is part of the collection.Wed, 21 Mar 2012 01:17:16 -0400Significance Magazine
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2306Statistics are key to understanding news, developments, and decisions. Updated daily, Significance brings you a statistical view of what's going on in the world. Note there are many articles online but it is also possible to subscribe to a published version of the magazine.Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:24:48 -0400Chance Magazine
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2299"The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience." is a quote of American economist and statistician Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006). The quote can be found in the chapter "The methodology of positive economics" written by Dr. Friedman as an original article in his 1953 book Essays in Positive Economics containing a collection of his earlier articles.Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:36:45 -0500Quote: Abelson on Generalizability
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2281"There is no free hunch." is quote by American psychologist and political scientist Robert P. Abelson (1928 - 2005). The quote is found on page 142 of his 1995 book Statistics as a Principled Argument, It is referred to as "Abelson's Sixth Law" in a discussion of the generalizability of estimated effects.Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:24:46 -0500**Power Tutorial
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2280This tutorial is intended to teach students how power in a one-sample Z-test is influenced by effect size, variability (population standard deviation), sample size, and significance level. WISE Power Tutorial can be used in a variety of settings including as a tutorial for an individual student, during a lab, and after a lecture. The applet embedded in the tutorial could be used during an in-class demonstration.Sun, 30 Jan 2011 01:36:32 -0500Song: Scientific Jam
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2274This is a song suitable for middle school level statistics in reinforcing key elements of the scientific method. College-level use mightinclude playing before a lecture to lighten the mood while setting up. The song's lyrics and music were composed by Jeff Hall audio file is a performance by the scientific jam band (see www.scientificjam.com/scijam2.htm)Tue, 25 Jan 2011 08:58:33 -0500Quote: Moroney on Statistical Analysis
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2272"A statistical analysis, properly conducted, is a delicate dissection of uncertainties, a surgery of suppositions." is a quote from Statistician Michael J. Moroney (1940 - ). The quote appears in his 1951 book Facts from Figures.Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:04:05 -0500Quote: Boole on Data
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2262"Do not make things easy for yourself by speaking or thinking of data as if they were different from what they are; and do not go off from facing data as they are, to amuse your imagination by wishing they were different from what they are. Such wishing is pure waste of nerve force, weakens your intellectual power, and gets you into habits of mental confusion." is a quote by English mathematician and mathematics educator Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916). The quote is found on page 7 of her 1909 book Philosophy and Fun of Algebra, (C.W. Daniel, Ltd.) written to bring then modern mathematical ideas to children. The book is available online through Project Gutenberg at www.gutenberg.org/files/13447/13447-pdf.pdfSun, 16 Jan 2011 07:58:36 -0500Quote: Wright on Data Analysis
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