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USCOTS 2009 - Exhibitors


[WH Freeman] Hands-on Test-Drive
Friday 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. (Pfahl 340):

Test-drive the StatsPortal Learning Management System

Patti B. Collings, Brigham Young University; Laura Capuano and Roland Cheyney, W.H. Freeman and Company

This hand-on lab provides you with an opportunity to 'test-drive' StatsPortal, a flexible learning Management System that supports all of W.H. Freeman's Introductory Statistics texts. StatsPortal combines the power of our fully customizable eBooks integrated with all of the instructor and student resources and a homework system in one affordable and easy to use tool for teaching and learning statistics. Join us and see for yourself!

 


[JMP] Hands-on Test-Drive
Friday 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. (Pfahl 340):

Data Visualization with JMP

Melodie Rush, JMP Academic Statistician, SAS Institute Inc.

This session will provide an overview of JMP's interactive and exploratory graphics. The first part of the session will begin with JMP's new Graph Builder platform with a focus on creating the best expression of your data. This will include univariate, bivariate and trellis graphs. The second half will focus on visualization and communication of multivariate data.

 


[SPSS] Technology Demo
Friday 4:30 to 5:30 (Pfahl 140):

What's New in SPSS Inc.'s PASW Statistics for Teaching and Learning?

Jon K. Peck, Ph.D., Principal Software Engineer, SPSS Inc.

This presentation will discuss upcoming features in version 18.0 of PASW Statistics (formerly known as SPSS Statistics) that make the software better and more cost-effective than ever for student use. We will also present ideas for using the software in teaching statistics and will conclude by addressing how PASW Statistics also enables you to leverage R functionality in the classroom in a way that is quicker and easier for students to grasp.

 


[Pearson] Technology Demo
Friday 4:30 to 5:30 (Pfahl 202):

Using StatCrunch to broaden the horizons of an introductory statistics course

Webster West, Texas A&M University

StatCrunch has traditionally been a Web based software package for analyzing data. However, recent updates to the statcrunch.com site have now opened the door for online social data analysis in a way that can have tremendous impacts on statistical education. This talk will cover basic usage of the powerful StatCrunch statistical software package as well as methods for optimizing the usage of the statcrunch.com site in your course.

 


[WH Freeman] Hands-on Test-Drive
Friday 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. (Pfahl 340):

Test-drive the StatsPortal Learning Management System

Patti B. Collings, Brigham Young University; Laura Capuano and Roland Cheyney, W.H. Freeman and Company

This hand-on lab provides you with an opportunity to 'test-drive' StatsPortal, a flexible learning Management System that supports all of W.H. Freeman's Introductory Statistics texts. StatsPortal combines the power of our fully customizable eBooks integrated with all of the instructor and student resources and a homework system in one affordable and easy to use tool for teaching and learning statistics. Join us and see for yourself!

 


[JMP] Hands-on Test-Drive
Friday 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. (Pfahl 340):

Visual Learning and Analysis with JMP

Melodie Rush, JMP Academic Statistician, SAS Institute Inc.

JMP is a market leading data analysis and visualization tool from SAS. JMP has recently made available a series of visual concept demonstrations for elementary statistics akin to java applets. These JMP concept modules are available free to students and faculty. This session will demonstrate these concept modules and how an instructor can use real data to both illustrate the underlying concepts as well as application via JMP's data analysis capabilities

 


[SPSS] Hands-on Test-Drive
Saturday 9:30 to 10:30 (Pfahl 340):

Hands-on with SPSS Inc.'s PASW Statistics

Jon K. Peck, Ph.D., Principal Software Engineer, SPSS Inc.

Whether you teach with PASW Statistics (formerly known at SPSS Statistics) every semester or haven't touched the software since graduate school, join us for this hands-on session to explore how easy it is to navigate, conduct analysis, and produce high-quality graphical output in the latest version of our software. See for yourself how much time you could save on teaching your students software, instead focusing on understanding and interpreting analyses. We will have self-guided exercises for novices and experts alike to lead you through the ins and outs, and exciting new features of PASW Statistics version 18.0.