Webinar: Teaching Introductory Statistics with a Sports Emphasis

February 13, 2007 webinar presented by Jim Albert, Bowling Green State University, and hosted by Jackie Miller, The Ohio State University. An introductory statistics course is described that is entirely taught from a baseball perspective. This class has been taught as a special section of the basic introductory course offered at Bowling Green State University . Topics in data analysis are communicated using current and historical baseball datasets. Probability is introduced by describing and playing tabletop baseball games. Inference is taught by distinguishing between a player's "ability" and his "performance", and then describing how one can learn about a player's ability based on his season performance. Baseball issues such as the proper interpretation of situational and "streaky" data are used to illustrate statistical inference.
Alternate Title: 
February 13, 2007 T&L webinar
No votes yet
Author Name: 
Jim Albert
Source Code Available: 
Source Code Available
Intended User Role: 
Material Type: 
Resource Type: 
Free for All, Free for Nonprofits
Math Level: 

You must Login or Register to post comments.