This site provides an introduction to basic statistical concepts for journalists and writers with little math background. Key Words: Mean; Median; Percent Changes; Per capita; Rates; Standard Deviation; Normal Distribution; Margin of Error; Confidence Interval; Data Analysis; Sample Sizes; Statistical Tests; Student's T.
A cartoon that can be used in teaching about pie charts. Cartoon by John Landers (www.landers.co.uk) based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.
This topic from an online textbook discusses standard error, confidence interval, and significance testing for a difference in percentages or proportions. It also covers paired alternatives and standard error of a total. Exercises and answers are also provided.
This dataset contains the time of birth, sex, and birth weight for 44 babies born in one 24-hour period at a hospital in Brisbane, Australia. The data can be used for studying some common distributions like the normal, binomial, geometric, Poisson, and exponential.
This article describes data from the television game show Friend or Foe. The data can be used to determine factors affecting contestants' strategies using descriptive statistics, testing for differences in means or proportions, and regression analysis. Key Words: Discrete choice analysis.
This article presents a dataset from an experiment designed to test if increased reproduction reduces longevity for male fruitflies. The data are in .dat format. Key Words: Analysis of variance; Contrasts; Experimental design; Regression; Precision; Statistical interaction; Survival analysis.