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This site provides information for those considering careers as a statistician. The site delves into the nature of the work as a statistician, training, other qualifications, and advancement, employment opportunities, job outlook information, and projected earnings.
This site provides general information to students considering majors in Statistics or Actuarial Science.
Share with your students why the presence of an outlier affects which measure of central tendency to report. Feel free to modify this Powerpoint presentation to fit the needs of your students. Included at the end are additional online resources to further engage your students in their learning about the mean, median, and mode. The presentation is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.
This is a site that contains a number of types of material that can be used in teaching about chance and probability. Lesson plans, syllabi, suggested activities, and data sets are available. The data sets contain interesting information for students such as: quarterback passing rating data, baseball streaks, and baseball salaries that can be used to illustrate means, medians, etc.. The site also contains a link to the Chance News (which is now a wiki on CAUSEweb).
Regression to the Mean is a 2009 poem and animation by Andrew Porter of Wirral, England. The poem is also available at the author's website (www.inkptamus.com) in a longer version that focuses more on issues in medicine. The poem can be used in teaching about regression to the mean and the regression fallacy. Free for use in non-profit educational settings. Avideo featuring the poem being read aloud is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D66I36fksZA
This article from the September 2009 issue of AMSTAT News features Dr. Robert Starbuck telling the story of his journey to become a statistician.