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  • This site gives the outlines and shows the lessons for psychology 340/341: Advanced Statistical Methods.
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  • This applet demonstrates how a histogram is affected by bin width and starting point of first bin. It also illustrates cross-validation criterion for assessing histograms.
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  • This case study addresses the question: "Does the mere presence of a weapon increase the accessibility of aggressive thoughts?" It concerns the following concepts: quantile and box plots, stem and leaf displays, one-sample t test, confidence interval, within-subjects ANOVA, and consequences of violation of normality assumption.
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  • This case study assesses the question, "Can the application of magnetic fields be an effective treatment for pain?" It addresses concepts including: boxplots, stem and leaf displays, correlated t-test, two-sample t-test, repeated measures analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance.
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  • This case study addresses the question: "Will a smiling person accused of a crime be treated more leniently than one who is not smiling? If so, does the type of smile make a difference?" It concerns the following concepts: quantile/boxplots, contrasts among means, Dunnett's test, and Bonferroni correction.
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  • This case study covers the concepts including: boxplots, stem and leaf displays, two-sample t tests, and analysis of variance. It also assesses the question, "Does an instructor's reputation affect ratings of the instructor's lecture?"
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  • This case study covers the following concepts: confidence intervals for proportions and the normal approximation to the binomial. It also assesses the question: "What proportion of the iMac purchasers are new computer owners?"
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  • This case study assesses the question, "Is it easier to learn to use computer software that uses natural language commands?" Concepts: analysis of covariance, adjusted means, boxplots
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  • This case study assesses the question, "Do physicians discriminate against overweight patients?" This study indicates that, at least in one respect, they do. Concepts: t-test, means, boxplots
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  • This free online video program "presents a detailed case study of statistics at work. Operating in a real-world setting, the program traces the practice of statistics - planning the data collection, collecting and picturing the data, drawing inferences from the data, and deciding how confident we can be about our conclusions. Students will begin to see the full range and power of the concepts and techniques they have learned." This individual video is accessed by scrolling down to the "Individual Program Descriptions - 26. Case Study " and click the "VOD" icon at the top-right of the description.
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