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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2366"The theory of probability is the only mathematical tool available to help map the unknown and the uncontrollable. It is fortunate that this tool, while tricky, is extraordinarily powerful and convenient." is a quote by Polish-French-American mathematician and developer of fractal geometry Benoit B. Mandelbrot (1924 - 2010). The quote appears in his 1982 book "The Fractal Geometry of Nature" W.H. FreemanWed, 12 Jun 2013 01:50:55 -0400Quote: Born on Chance
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2350"The conception of chance enters in the very first steps of scientific activity in virtue of the fact that no observation is absolutely correct. I think chance is a more fundamental conception that causality; for whether in a concrete case, a cause-effect relation holds or not can only be judged by applying the laws of chance to the observation." is a quote by German and British nobel prize winning physicist Max Born (1882 - 1970). The quote appears in his 1949 book "Natural Philosophy of Cause and Chance" published by Clarendon Press.Wed, 5 Jun 2013 10:49:37 -0400DAU 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 -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**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 -0400Quote: Heinlein on Luck
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2323"There is no such thing as luck; there is only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe." is a quote by American Science fiction writer Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988). The quote appears at the begiining of section 2 of his 1958 serialized novel Have Space Suit - Will Travel.Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:52:14 -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=2305Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:22:01 -0400Quote: Cowper on Chance
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2293Sat, 12 Feb 2011 01:03:43 -0500Quote: Gay on Probability
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2287"Lest men suspect your tale untrue, Keep probability in view." is a quote by English poet and playwright John Gay (1685 - 1732). The quote is the first two lines of the poem "The Painter who pleased Nobody and Everybody," which is fable number 18 from the from the 1727 collection Fables volume 1.Fri, 4 Feb 2011 10:42:42 -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 -0500Quote: Bohm on The Laws of Chance
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2277"Indeed, the laws of chance are just as necessary as the causal laws themselves." is a quote of quantum physicist David J. Bohm (1917- 1992). The quote appears on page 23 of his 1957 book Causality and Chance in Modern Physics. The quote also appears in "Statistically Speaking: A dictionary of quotations" compiled by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither.Wed, 26 Jan 2011 05:45:41 -0500Cartoon: Probability 101
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2266Cartoon to be used in talking about probability models (the process of drawing objects from an urn as a basic probability model goes back at least to Jacob Bernoulli's 1713 paper Ars conjectandi). 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.Thu, 20 Jan 2011 03:51:45 -0500**Confidence Intervals Applet
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2239This applet builds confidence intervals for the percentage of orange candies in box with two colors of candies. A smaller box visualizes the sample, and a graph keeps track of the location of the confidence interval. Students can take one sample (producing one CI) repeatedly, or take 100 random samples at once. The population percentage is hidden from view unless the student asks to see it, in which case it is displayed on the graph of confidence intervals. This allows the students to see whether each interval "hits" or "misses". Several parameters can be varied: sample size, confidence level and number of samples. A set of questions alongside the applet guides students.Sun, 5 Dec 2010 02:50:54 -0500Webinar: This Little Piggy Teaches Probability
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2228November 23, 2010 Activity Webinar presented by Stacey Hancock, Reed College, Jennifer Noll, Portland State University, Sean Simpson, Westchester Community College, and Aaron Weinberg, Ithaca College, and hosted by Leigh Slauson, Capital University. Extra materials available for download free of charge. Many instructors ask students to demonstrate the frequentist notion of probability using a simulation early in an intro stats course. Typically, the simulation involves dice or coins, which give equal (and known) probabilities. How about a simulation involving an unknown probability? This webinar discusses an experiment involving rolling (unbalanced) pigs. Since the probabilities are not equal, this experiment also allows the instructor to have students think about the concept of fairness within games.Sun, 28 Nov 2010 11:18:02 -0500**Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) Modeler
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2220The SOCR Modeler allows the user to compare data with typical statistical models such as the beta distribution, exponential, gamma, Poisson, etc. The user can adjust the bin ranges for the data comparison.Mon, 22 Nov 2010 03:29:36 -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 -0400**David C. Howell's Statistical Homepage
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2153This set of pages contains statistical material compiled by David C. Howell that may be of interest to both faculty and students. Some of it goes along with his textbooks (Statistical Methods for Psychology and Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences), but there is other more general material that could be used along with other textbooks as well, or that could serve as helpful aids in the learning of statistics.Fri, 15 Oct 2010 03:10:09 -0400STATS 47 Issue 47, Spring 2007
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2151Fri, 8 Oct 2010 01:54:01 -0400STATS 46 Issue 46, Fall 2006
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2150Fri, 8 Oct 2010 01:51:42 -0400Quote: L'Engle on Randomness
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2137"The world of science lives fairly comfortably with paradox. We know that light is a wave and also that light is a particle. The discoveries made in the infinitely small world of particle physics indicate randomness and chance, and I do not find it any more difficult to live with the paradox of a universe of randomness and chance and a universe of pattern and purpose than I do with light as a wave and light as a particle. Living with contradiction is nothing new to the human being" is a quote by American young adult fiction author Madeline L'Engle (1918-2007). The quote is on page 125 of her 1988 book Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage.Sun, 12 Sep 2010 11:11:31 -0400Quote: Borel on Probability
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2135"Whatever the progress of human knowledge, there will always be room for ignorance, hence for chance and probability." is a quote by French mathematician Emile Borel (1871 - 1956). The quote may be found on page 12 of his 1914 book Le hasardThu, 9 Sep 2010 05:45:18 -0400