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14440CAUSEweb.orgen-useditor@causeweb.orgwebmaster@causeweb.orgMon, 1 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0400Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Introduction to Statistics Activity on SRS's from the TI-83
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1157This activity focuses on stratified random samples, how to use the TI-83 to quickly select simple random samples, and explores some of the reasons why we use random samples.Thu, 7 Feb 2013 01:33:14 -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 -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 -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 -0500How well can hand size predict height?
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1734This activity is an example of Cooperative Learning in Statistics.It uses student's own data to introduce bivariate relationship using hand size to predict height. Students enter their data through a real-time online database. Data from different classes are stored and accumulated in the database. This real-time database approach speeds up the data gathering process and shifts the data entry and cleansing from instructor to engaging students in the process of data production.Key words: Regression, correlation data collection, body measurementsWed, 30 Dec 2009 12:44:32 -0500Song: The Bootstrap Begins
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1812Song about bootstrap resampling methods and their history. May be sung to the tune of Don McLean's 1971 song "American Pie." Lyrics by Giles Hooker (May, 2004). This song is part of the Stanford Statistics Songbook found at www.bscb.cornell.edu/~hooker/StanfordStatisticsSongbook.pdfFree to use for non-commercial educational purposes. Contact author to use in publications or for commercial purposes.Thu, 3 Apr 2008 11:49:51 -0400Song: X-Y-Z, Theta-Pi
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1811Song about the difficulty of graduate courses in statistics ad probability. May be sung to the tune of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's 1968 song "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da." Lyrics by Armin Swartzman and Matthew Finkelman (December, 2003). This song is part of the Stanford Statistics Songbook found at www.bscb.cornell.edu/~hooker/StanfordStatisticsSongbook.pdfFree to use for non-commercial educational purposes. Contact author to use in publications or for commercial purposes.Thu, 3 Apr 2008 11:41:40 -0400Song: It's .05
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1810Song about the need to show a significant result in order to have a manuscript published. May be sung to the tune of Robert Feldman, Gerald Goldstein and Richard Gottehrer's 1963 song "My Boyfriend's Back," popularized by The Angels. Lyrics by Marc Coram and Matthew Finkelman (December, 2003). This song is part of the Stanford Statistics Songbook found at www.bscb.cornell.edu/~hooker/StanfordStatisticsSongbook.pdfFree to use for non-commercial educational purposes. Contact author to use in publications or for commercial purposes.Thu, 3 Apr 2008 11:32:45 -0400Song: I Want to Teach You Stats
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1809Song about the pleasure of teaching statistics when the class is engaged. May be sung to the tune of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's 1963 song "I Want to Hold Your Hand." Lyrics by Armin Schwartzman (December, 2003). This song is part of the Stanford Statistics Songbook found at www.bscb.cornell.edu/~hooker/StanfordStatisticsSongbook.pdfFree to use for non-commercial educational purposes. Contact author to use in publications or for commercial purposes.Thu, 3 Apr 2008 11:24:33 -0400Song: Give Stats a Chance
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1808Song covering a variety of statistical topics. May be sung to the tune of John Lennon's 1969 song "Give Peace a Chance." Lyrics by Armin Schwartzman (December, 2003). This song is part of the Stanford Statistics Songbook found at www.bscb.cornell.edu/~hooker/StanfordStatisticsSongbook.pdfFree to use for non-commercial educational purposes. Contact author to use in publications or for commercial purposes.Thu, 3 Apr 2008 11:18:18 -0400Song: I Got You Bayes
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1807Song about the benefits of the Bayesian approach to statistics. May be sung to the tune of Sonny and Cher's 1965 song "I Got You Babe." Lyrics by Matthew Finkelman (December, 2003). This song is part of the Stanford Statistics Songbook found at www.bscb.cornell.edu/~hooker/StanfordStatisticsSongbook.pdfFree to use for non-commercial educational purposes. Contact author to use in publications or for commercial purposes.Thu, 3 Apr 2008 11:05:10 -0400Sampling distribution of the mean
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1793This FLASH based applet illustrates the sampling distribution of the mean. This applet allows the user to pick a population from over 2000 pre-defined populations. The user can then choose size of the random sample to select. The applet can produce random samples in one, 10, 100, or 1000 at a time. The resulting means are illustrated on a histogram. The histogram has an outline of the normal distribution and vertical lines at 1, 2, and 3 standard deviations. The applet can be viewed at the original site or downloaded to the instructors machine.Sat, 26 Jan 2008 05:00:45 -0500A Brief Introduction to Bayesian Statistics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1786This pdf text file gives a short introduction to the methods of Bayesian inference. It gives a simple example that deals with jumping a paper frog. The topics listed in this document include: An example, comparison of frequentist and Bayesian methods, credible vs. confidence intervals, choice of prior and its effect on the posterior distribution.Wed, 26 Dec 2007 10:27:31 -0500**Reese's Pieces Samples
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1753Tue, 24 Jul 2007 06:21:50 -0400**One-way ANOVA Demonstration
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1748Tutorial on the ANOVA test in statistics and probability, with a description, formulas, example, and a calculator applet. This is part of the larger site Virtual Statistician at http://web.mst.edu/~psyworld/virtualstat.htmTue, 29 May 2007 01:19:44 -0400**Regression
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1747Regression contains three applets on linear, quadratic and exponential regression. Each allows the user to investigate the relationship between the scatter plot of entered data and the regression equation.Tue, 29 May 2007 11:09:16 -0400Independent Samples t-Test: Chips Ahoy® vs. Supermarket Brand
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1746In this hands-on activity, students count the number of chips in cookies in order to carry out an independent samples t-test to see if Chips Ahoy® cookies have a higher, lower, or different mean number of chips per cookie than a supermarket brand. First there is a class discussion that can include concepts about random samples, independence of samples, recently covered tests, comparing two parameters with null and alternative hypotheses, what it means to be a chip in a cookie, how to break up the cookies to count chips, and of course a class consensus on the hypotheses to be tested. Second the students count the number of chips in a one cookie from each brand, and report their observations to the instructor. Third, the instructor develops the independent sample t-test statistic. Fourth, the students carry out (individually or as a class) the hypothesis test, checking the assumptions on sample-size/population-shape. Tue, 22 May 2007 02:06:36 -0400An In-Class Experiment to Estimate Binomial Probabilities
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1745This hands-on activity is appropriate for a lab or discussion section for an introductory statistics class, with 8 to 40 students. Each student performs a binomial experiment and computes a confidence interval for the true binomial probability. Teams of four students combine their results into one confidence interval, then the entire class combines results into one confidence interval. Results are displayed graphically on an overhead transparency, much like confidence intervals would be displayed in a meta-analysis. Results are discussed and generalized to larger issues about estimating binomial proportions/probabilities.Tue, 22 May 2007 02:02:12 -0400A ducks story- introducing the idea of testing (statistical) hypotheses
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1744By means of a simple story and a worksheet with questions we guide the students from research question to arriving at a conclusion. The whole process is simply reasoning, no formulas. We use the reasoning already done by the student to introduce the standard vocabulary of testing statistical hypotheses (null & alternative hypotheses, p-value, type I and type II error, significance level). Students need to be familiar with binomial distribution tables.After the ducks story is finished, the class is asked to come up with their own research question, collect the data, do the hypotheses testing and answer their own research question. The teaching material is intended to be flexible depending of the time available. Instructors can choose to do just the interactive lecture type, interactive lecture + activity, or even add the optional material. Tue, 22 May 2007 01:56:34 -0400Using Your Hair to Understand Descriptive Statistics
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1743The purpose of this activity is to enhance students' understanding of various descriptive measures. In particular, by completing this hands-on activity students will experience a visual interpretation of a mean, median, outlier, and the concept of distance-to-mean.Tue, 22 May 2007 01:42:03 -0400Psychic test
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1742This activity illustrates the convergence of long run relative frequency to the true probability. The psychic ability of a student from the class is studied using an applet. The student is asked to repeatedly guess the outcome of a virtual coin toss. The instructor enters the student's guesses and the applet plots the percentage of correct answers versus the number of attempts. With the applet, many guesses can be entered very quickly. If the student is truly a psychic, the percentage correct will converge to a value above 0.5.Tue, 22 May 2007 01:36:11 -0400Count the Fs: Why a Sample instead of a Census?
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http://www.causeweb.org/cwis/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=1741This interactive lecture activity motivates the need for sampling. "Why sample, why not just take a census?" Under time pressure, students count the number of times the letter F appears in a paragraph. The activity demonstrates that a census, even when it is easy to take, may not give accurate information. Under the time pressure measurement errors are more frequently made in the census rather than in a small sample. Tue, 22 May 2007 01:25:35 -0400