# Simulation

• ### 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.
• ### Steps in a Statistical Study

This outline, appropriate for an introductory statistics course, describes steps in a statistical study including identifying the question, designing a study, collecting data, analyzing data and making conclusions.
• ### Group Guide

This webpage includes teaching tips for forming groups and utilizing groups for projects.

This webpage shows a grading rubric for group projects.
• ### Incorporating Data Analysis Projects into Introductory Statistics

This 21 page pdf file includes teaching tips for using projects when teaching statistics such as group formation and grading rubrics. This site provides sample projects on data and probability summaries, hypothesis testing and simple linear regression.
• ### Guide to SPSS 10.1 or 11.0 for Windows

This introductory tutorial for SPSS 10.1 and 11.0 for Windows explains how to enter and summarize data and groups of data and to generate graphs.
• ### Data Collection: Data Cleaning Assignment

This activity guides students through the process of checking the validity of data, performing summary analysis, constructing box plots, and determining whether significant differences exist. The data comes from a study of mineral levels in older adults and is available in Minitab, Excel, SAS, and text formats.
• ### Buffon's Needle JAVA Sourcecode

This is a "Building Block" for the Buffon Needle problem. The source code and compile code are included as well as separate files for each. Users able to test the applet to determine if it meets their needs.

• ### Against All Odds: 12. Correlation

In this free online video program, "students will learn to derive and interpret the correlation coefficient using the relationship between a baseball player's salary and his home run statistics." The students will then "discover how to use the square of the correlation coefficient to measure the strength and direction of a relationship between two variables. A study comparing identical twins raised together and apart illustrates the concept of correlation."