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• ### Project #2: Probability Summary

This assignment has students investigate whether the risk of having a child with a low birth weight is higher when the mother drinks and smokes during pregnancy. The data set represents a random sample of 1450 births from the state of North Carolina.
• ### Project #3 Hypothesis Testing Project

The assignment begins with creating a summary of and tables for the data, then walks the student through the steps of creating a hypothesis testing report. It uses the data set ncbirth200.xls, which is a random sample of 200 births from the data set ncbirth1450.xls.
• ### JMP Tutorials

This site has Youtube video tutorials and screen capture tutorials about how to make graphical displays and perform statistical tests using JMP.
• ### ** Sampling from a Real Estate Database

This material is a detailed exercise for students in introductory statistics. Students are asked to collect a random sample of data from a real estate website; conduct descriptive statistics (including confidence intervals); and write a report summarizing their dataset. The primary learning goals are to teach students 1) how to obtain a random sample; 2) how to interpret confidence intervals; 3) how to simulate and interpret a sampling distribution; and 4) how to communicate descriptive statistics.
• ### Against All Odds: 10. Multidimensional Data Analysis

In this free online program, "students will see how the computer can graph multivariate data and various ways of presenting it. The program concludes with an example of a study of environmental stresses in the Chesapeake Bay." This individual video is accessed by scrolling down to the "Individual Program Descriptions - 10. Multidimensional Data Analysis" and click the "VOD" icon at the top-right of the description.
• ### Video: Against All Odds: 14. The Question of Causation

In this free online video program, students will learn that "causation is only one of many possible explanations for an observed association. This program defines the concepts of common response and confounding, explains the use of two-way tables of percents to calculate marginal distribution, uses a segmented bar to show how to visually compare sets of conditional distributions, and presents a case of Simpson's Paradox. The relationship between smoking and lung cancer provides a clear example."
• ### Note-Taking: An Essential Learning Tool

Tips for helping students to take more effective notes during lecture.
• ### **ARTIST Assessment Builder

A searchable database of more than 1000 test questions for introductory statistics concepts. The user is prompted to select subject material and learning outcome expectations from a variety of question formats and then downloads the items and can edit the test with a word processor.
• ### ARTIST Projects

This site describes and explains the use of students projects and their assessment capabilities and purposes. It lists a few student projects by authors and also scoring rubrics and samples of students work.
• ### ARTIST Journals and Writing Assessments

This section of ARTIST contains suggestions for implementing student journals, writing assignments, and minute papers in statistics classes. Links to general references for writing assessments are included.