Introducing Informal Inference Using Data-Centric Lab Exercises

Presented by:

Rakhee Patel, UCLA

02:00pm - 02:30pm Eastern Standard Time, January 11th, 2011


Since formal hypothesis testing and inference methods can be a challenging topic for students to tackle, introducing informal inference early in a course is a useful way of helping students understand the concept of a null distribution and how to make decisions about whether to reject it. We will present two computer labs, both using Fathom, that illustrate these concepts using permutation in a setting where students will be answering interesting investigative questions with real data.