Java Applet

This java applet provides students with opportunities to visualize the Monty Hall paradox (i.e., the famous "three-door" problem often discussed in introductory statistics courses). By going through the simulation and reading the accompanying materials, students can better understand concepts related to probability, and they can also see the need to gather data in order to test theories about what might happen under particular conditions (especially since the outcome of the Monty Hall problem tends to contradict students' initial intuitions).
• Cartoon: The Largest Error Bar

A cartoon to teach about understanding large error bars (e.g. caused by the effect of outliers). The cartoon is #9 in the "Life in Research" series at www.vadio.com. Free to use with attribution in the classroom or on course websites.
• Cartoon: Reproducible Results

A cartoon that might be used in teaching about the importance of replication in experimentation. The cartoon is #58 in the "Life in Research" series at www.vadio.com. Free to use with attribution in the classroom or on course websites.
• Cartoon: More Data

A cartoon that might be used in discussing excessive interim analyses. The cartoon is #24 in the "Life in Research" series at www.vadio.com. Free to use with attribution in the classroom or on course websites.
• Cartoon: Scatterplot Outlier

A cartoon to teach about outliers in scatterplots. The cartoon is #114 in the "Life in Research" series at www.vadio.com. Free to use with attribution in the classroom or on course websites.
• Cartoon: The Simple Experiment

A cartoon that might be used when presenting a coin flip as a canonic example of a simple experiment in introducing probability concepts. The cartoon is #16 in the "Life in Research" series at www.vadio.com. Free to use with attribution in the classroom or on course websites.
• Cartoon: No tables needed when z = 2

A cartoon to to help students remember that about 95% of data in a symmetric histogram lies within 2 standard deviations of the mean. 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.
• Cartoon: Perspective

A cartoon to teach about using summary statistics to draw out the salient features of a data set. 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.
• Song: It Don't Mean A Thing (If You Don't Do Modelling!)

A song to stress the importance of modeling in statistical analyses. Sung by Canadian singer Gurdeep Stephens. Lyrics copyright and music performed by Michael Greenacre of Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. May be sung to the tune of Duke Ellington and Irving Mills' 1932 big band standard "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"
• Song: The model I Love

A song to aid in discussions about various issues in statistical modeling. Sung by Canadian singer Gurdeep Stephens. Lyrics copyright and music performed by Michael Greenacre of Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. May be sung to the tune of George and Ira Gershwin's 1927 standard "The Man I Love"