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Seeing is Believing

With Bernhard Klingenberg (New College of Florida)


Concepts come to life when you can see and interact with them. Concepts become memorable when you can associate a picture with them. Concepts stay relevant when you use them to analyze your own data. Such are the motivations behind a suit of online web apps I have designed to illustrate statistical concepts. These make for great openers for many new topics introduced in the intro stats curriculum, but can also be used by anyone to carry out basic statistical analysis. I will demonstrate some of these apps to touch on topics such as Exploratory Data Analysis, simulation for creating sampling distributions or linear regression. Through these apps, instructors gain a new and modern avenue of engaging students, both in class or on homework.