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Activity Webinar Series

This series of webinars presents individual activities with complete do-it-yourself guidance.
They are usually held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:30pm Eastern time.
Hosted by Leigh Slauson, Capital University.



CAUSE webinars are made possible by generous contributions from:

Freeman Publishing

JMP® software from SAS

Minitab Inc.

Pearson Higher Education



"Happyville: Putting A Smile Into Statistical Ideas"
with Kevin Robinson, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

2:30 to 3:00 pm Eastern time, July 26th, 2011

This webinar will present a simple activity/handout called happyville, a community of 100 households, that has been used successfully in statistics courses. Happyville is utilized throughout the course to aid student understanding of statistical concepts including descriptive statistics, sampling techniques, sampling variation, sampling distributions, central limit theorem, confidence level, confidence intervals and type I & II errors. The happyville activity has the beneficial properties of being used throughout the course, visual demonstration and student engagement. The activity lends itself to both hands on simulation as well as computer based simulation. The activity maintains the attention and engagement of students, enables the students to discover important statistical ideas and overcome misconceptions often encountered in introductory statistics courses.