Happyville: Putting A Smile Into Statistical Ideas


Presented by:

Kevin Robinson, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

02:30pm - 03:00pm Eastern Standard Time, July 26th, 2011

Abstract

This webinar will present a simple activity/handout called happyville, a community of 100 households, that has been used successfully in statistics courses. Happyville is utilized throughout the course to aid student understanding of statistical concepts including descriptive statistics, sampling techniques, sampling variation, sampling distributions, central limit theorem, confidence level, confidence intervals and type I & II errors. The happyville activity has the beneficial properties of being used throughout the course, visual demonstration and student engagement. The activity lends itself to both hands on simulation as well as computer based simulation. The activity maintains the attention and engagement of students, enables the students to discover important statistical ideas and overcome misconceptions often encountered in introductory statistics courses.

Website:
http://sites.millersville.edu/krobinson/happyville/

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