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• Survey Design

This site takes the user through the steps and decisions necessary when designing a survey. Pros and cons for each method are outlined and other issues in survey design are presented.
• Types of Surveys

This site discusses survey questionnaires and interviews, provides links to detailed descriptions and pros and cons of each, and describes how to conduct them.
• Design Case Study: Planning a Study

This worksheet gives students 4 excercises in designing a case study. Each exercise presents a difference scenario and asks a series of questions about study design.
• Probability Sampling

This site describes in detail 5 different types of random sampling, giving examples, definitions, and procedures.
• Markov Chain

This entry in the online encyclopeida, Wikipedia, describes Markov Chains, their properties, discrete state spaces, and formulas for calculating probabilities using Markov Chains. Links to examples and scientific applications are also included.
• Mean and Median

This applet allows students to manipulate a histogram and observe changes in the mean and median. The site includes links to exercises and descriptions of measures of center and spread.
• Beating The Numbers Game: Effective Teaching In Large Classes

This one-page document gives advice on how to handle large classes. Specific items it examines include creating an interactive lecture, handing out of class assignments, and miscellaneous tips. It is written by Rich Felder an expert in Engineering education.
• Designing Tests To Maximize Learning

This one-page document gives advice on how to construct and give exams. It focuses on making exams a positive experience for both instructors and students. It is written by Rich Felder an expert in Engineering education.
• The First Day of Class

This one-page document gives some helpful tips about the first day of class. It gives short advice on creating a first impression, establishing rapport, clarifying expectations, collecting information and building excitement.
• Robin Lock's Page

This resource is a collection of links for students and teachers of statistics. For students, it includes links to find statistical data. For teachers, it includes links to assist in statistics instruction.