# Reference Material

• ### Dataset Example: Data from the Television Game Show "Friend or Foe?"

This article describes data from the television game show Friend or Foe. The data can be used to determine factors affecting contestants' strategies using descriptive statistics, testing for differences in means or proportions, and regression analysis. Key Words: Discrete choice analysis.
• ### Dataset Example: Sexual Activity and the Lifespan of Male Fruitflies: A Dataset That Gets Attention

This article presents a dataset from an experiment designed to test if increased reproduction reduces longevity for male fruitflies. The data are in .dat format. Key Words: Analysis of variance; Contrasts; Experimental design; Regression; Precision; Statistical interaction; Survival analysis.
• ### Teaching Statistics with Data of Historic Significance: Galileo's Gravity and Motion Experiments

This article describes Galileo's data on falling bodies and projectiles and its use as an aid in teaching polynomial and nonlinear regression. Key Words: Independent and dependent variables; Graphical analysis.
• ### Dataset Example: Investigating Home Court Advantage

This article presents data from 1997 Big Ten Conference men's basketball games involving the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. The data can be used to demonstrate bivariate statistical inference techniques such as confidence regions, paired comparisons, and simultaneous confidence intervals. Key Word: Bivariate data; Scatterplot.
• ### Dataset Example: Move Over, Roger Maris: Breaking Baseball's Most Famous Record

The dataset presented in this article referes to game-by-game information for Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa during summer of 1998. This data can be used to demonstrate graphical displays, categorical data analysis, analysis of variance, logistic regression, and smoothing methods for Poisson and binomial data.
• ### Dataset Example: Trying To Be Random in Selecting Numbers for Lotto

This article presents data for examining the ability of individuals to choose numbers randomly. Three datasets of six-tuples selected by a lottery game, generated by S-Plus, and chosen by college students can be compared using descriptive statistics and goodness of fit tests to explore bias and randomness. Key Words: Boxplots; Chi-squared tests; Minimum gap; QQ plots.
• ### Dataset: Career Records for All Modern Position Players Eligible for the Major League Baseball Hall

The dataset described in this article contains data on retired Major League Baseball players, eligible for the MLB Hall of Fame. The data can be used to illustrate descriptive statistical methods (numerical, graphical, and tabular) or inferential statistics (hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, etc.). The data is in .dat format.
• ### Data Management, EDA, and Regression Analysis with 1969-2000 Major League Baseball Attendance

This article describes a dataset containing Major League Baseball data from seasons 1969 through 2000 and illustrates how this data can be used as a course long project covering basic data management, the use of exploratory data analysis to "clean" data, and construction of regression models. The data is in .dat format.
• ### Dataset Example: NFL Y2K PCA

This article describes a dataset on the 2000 National Football League (NFL) regular season and the exploratory data analyses performed. Key Words: Multivariate analysis; Summary ranking measures
• ### Data Collection: NFL Scores and Pointspreads

The datasets described in this article contain information for all National Football League (NFL)regular season and playoff games played from 1993 to 1996. In addition to game scores, the data give oddsmakers' pointspreads and over/under values for each game. Key Words: Predictions; Wagering.