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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1094Table of instructions for TI, Casio, HP, Sharp, and some common other brands of calculators. Instructions are given for how to enter data (both one and two variable), how to compute mean, standard deviation (both population and sample), correlation, linear regression coefficients, combinations, permutations, and (importantly) how to turn the calculator on and off.Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:30:11 -0500Confronting 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 -0500Understanding the Least-Squares Regression Line
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1274This applet allows students to explore three methods for measuring "goodness of fit" of a linear model. Users can manipulate both the data and the regression line to see changes in the square error, the absolute error, and the shortest distance from the data point to the regression line.Thu, 7 Feb 2013 01:24:22 -0500SurfStat 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 -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 -0500A Variation on Coin Tossing Experiments
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1100This article explains a coin tossing activity emphasizing the central limit theorem and binomial distributions.Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:44:56 -0500A Useful Display of a Normal Population
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1125This article describes how to make a physical model of the normal distribution and use it to illustrate the concepts of sampling distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:42:08 -0500A Practical Study of the Capture/Recapture Method of Estimating Population Size
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1109This article describes the process the of capturing and recapturing of mobile animals in order to estimate population size.Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:37:06 -0500A Class Exercise Concerning the Distribution of Plants
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1108This article describes how an Environmental Science class became involved in a study to confirm the hypothesis that weeds are distributed at random in well established lawns.Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:32:23 -0500Citizen-Statistician
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2336This blog will be about access: access to data and access to analysis tools. This blog will be about data privacy, and data sharing. This blog will be about people who use data to better their lives and the lives of others. This blog is meant for anyone wishing to become a citizen statistician, but in particular for statistics teachersâ€“those who help empower citizens to become citizen statisticians.Tue, 27 Nov 2012 04:42:03 -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**Least Squares Demo
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2332This simulation illustrates least squares regression and how the least squares solution minimizes the sum of the squared residuals. The applet demonstrates, in a visual manner, various concepts related to least squares regression. These include residuals, sum of squares, the mean line, how the line of best fit is determined, and how the line of least squares solution minimizes the sum of the squared residuals.Mon, 2 Apr 2012 02:25:37 -0400**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 -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 -0400Confidence Interval Creation Applet
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2328The interactive Confidence Interval Creation Applet allows instructors to demonstrate how sample size, alpha level, population shape, and variance affect confidence intervals.Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:13:35 -0400Confidence Interval Overlap Applet
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2327Researchers and students alike often mistake any overlap among 95% confidence intervals to denote a statistically non-significant p value. However, confidence intervals can overlap and still correspond to a statistically significant p value for an independent sample t test. The confidence interval (CI) applet will help learners understand the relationship between confidence interval overlap and statistical significance.Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:08:50 -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 -0400**Calibrated Peer Review
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2325Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) is a program, for networked computers, that enables frequent writing assignments without any increase in instructor work. In fact, CPR can reduce the time an instructor now spends reading and assessing student writing. CPR offers instructors the choice of creating their own writing assignments or using the rapidly expanding assignment library. If you believe in constructivist learning, writing is the most important tool that you have. But if you have a class of 300 students, grading essays challenges even the true believer. Calibrated Peer Review (CPR)can be used in classes of any size. CPR is based on the model of peer review in science. The student reads a document, either on-line or hard copy, then writes about it. When the student has demonstrated competence as a reviewer, the program delivers three peer documents on for review. The student answers content and style questions and assigns scores. Finally, the student does a self-review. The student grade comes from writing and reviewing. Even though the program is only in its third year, approximately 100,000 students have used it. Although CPR was designed for use in large chemistry classes, experience has shown that it can serve in many other disciplines, as well. Currently, business, chemistry, economics, English, and life science instructors are using CPR in college, graduate and professional, high schools and middle schools. CPR was developed in the Chemistry Department at U.C.L.A. with funding provided by the National Science Foundation and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.Mon, 16 May 2011 02:11:16 -0400**Probability Histograms
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2324This simulation allows you to roll two dice and compare empirical and probability histograms for the sum or product of the two outcomes.Mon, 16 May 2011 01:40:27 -0400**Math Notation via email
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=2319This site contains lots of helpful hints about how to easily type different mathematical expressions in e-mail messages (or in online discussion forums). This might be particularly helpful for online instructors who want students to talk about problems and share their work with others within the online environment.Sat, 2 Apr 2011 01:23:30 -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 -0400