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Quantitative ANOVA

  • This activity is an advanced version of the "Keep your eyes on the ball" activity by Bereska, et al. (1999). Students should gain experience with differentiating between independent and dependent variables, using linear regression to describe the relationship between these variables, and drawing inference about the parameters of the population regression line. Each group of students collects data on the rebound heights of a ball dropped multiple times from each of several different heights. By plotting the data, students quickly recognize the linear relationship. After obtaining the least squares estimate of the population regression line, students can set confidence intervals or test hypotheses on the parameters. Predictions of rebound length can be made for new values of the drop height as well. Data from different groups can be used to test for equality of the intercepts and slopes. By focusing on a particular drop height and multiple types of balls, one can also introduce the concept of analysis of variance. Key words: Linear regression, independent variable, dependent variables, analysis of variance

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  • The applets in this section allow you to see how different bivariate data look under different correlation structures. The Movie applet either creates data for a particular correlation or animates a multitude data sets ranging correlations from -1 to 1. The Creation applet allows the user to create a data set by adding or deleting points from the screen. This page was formerly located at http://www.stat.vt.edu/~sundar/java/applets/Correlation.html
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  • The applets in this section allow you to see how the common Xbar control chart is constructed with known variance. The Xbar chart is constructed by collecting a sample of size n at different times t. The process is considered to be out of control if the sample mean of the current sample falls above or below the control limits. The user has the options to change each parameter individually and all at once. This page was formerly located at http://www.stat.vt.edu/~sundar/java/applets/ControlCharts.html
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  • The applets in this section demonstrate basic issues of experimental design. The Poor Experimental Design ignores randomization rules and allows for increased experimental error. The Improved Experimental Design offers improvement over the first design by adding randomization and reducing experimental error. Both applets require the input of several participants. The purpose of the applets is to test the reaction times between a participant's dominant and non-dominant hand. This page was formerly located at http://www.stat.vt.edu/~sundar/java/applets/ExpDesign.html
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  • The Journal of Statistics Education disseminates knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all levels, including elementary, secondary, post-secondary, post-graduate, continuing, and workplace education. It is distributed electronically and, in accord with its broad focus, publishes articles that enhance the exchange of a diversity of interesting and useful information among educators, practitioners, and researchers around the world. The intended audience includes anyone who teaches statistics, as well as those interested in research on statistical and probabilistic reasoning. All submissions are rigorously refereed using a double-blind peer review process.
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  • In this activity, students will perform an ANOVA to determine if the longevity of male fruitflies is related to their reproductive cycle. The dataset contains longevity (in days) of male fruitflies in 5 groups: Alone, 1 Interested Female, 8 Interested Females, 1 Uninterested Female, 8 Uninterested Females. Questions about the exercise and links to Excel and TI-83 instructions are given. The data exist in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
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  • In this activity, students will perform a two-way ANOVA to determine if there is a difference in the amount of pressure (in Mpa) it takes to break two different types of laminated composites under wet or dry conditions. Questions about the exercise and links to Excel and TI-83 instructions are given. The data exist in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
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  • In this activity, students will perform a one sample t-test to see if the pH level of rain collected by the EPA is less than the pH standard for acid rain (5.6). Questions about the exercise and links to a t-test applet and TI-83 instructions are given. The data exist in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
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  • In this activity, students will perform a two-way ANOVA on a dataset containing rainfall amounts for seeded and unseeded clouds in each of the 4 seasons. Questions about the exercise are given as well as a link to Excel instructions. The data exist in Excel and text formats.
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  • In this activity, students will calculate the correlation and generate a scatterplot of the number of passengers flying and the number of performed departures from 135 airports in the US. Questions about the exercise and links to Excel and TI-83 instructions are given. The data exist in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
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