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This song is an ode to bad teaching in statistics written by Dennis Pearl to be sung to the tune of Roger Miller's 1965 classic country/pop tune "King of the Road."
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-09-10 13:04:00
Date Last Modified 2009-09-10 13:04:00
Date Of Record Release 2009-09-10 13:04:00
Alternate Title CAUSE Webinar
Source Project Poison Applet
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Date Issued 2006-01-10
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Typical Learning Time GfK Custom Research and Media Planning Group
Author Name Dennis Pearl
Author Organization The Ohio State University
General Comments Viewers can also download the PowerPoint slides
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Technical Requirements Java
Comments This was the first webinar in the webinar series sponsored by CAUSE. Its purpose was to encourage people who participated in USCOTS 2005 to submit their poster presentations to CAUSEweb.
Content Quality (Concerns) One of the learning goals is for students to distinguish between strong and weak association, however, these terms are not defined in the lesson outline, so the instructor needs to add this element when doing the activity.
Content Quality (Strengths) Accurate statistical analysis package for free. Easy to use GUI, many options for statistical tests. Customizable Scientific graphs. Basic data processing. Test wizard guiding to the correct test...
Ease of Use (Concerns) The applet does not have any instructions on how to use it, but its functionality becomes obvious after trying it one or two times.
Ease of Use (Strengths) The applet is easy to access and for students to use. It requires a minimal amount of time to learn how to use it.
Potential Effectiveness (Concerns) The activity is simple and the students who grasp the concept quickly might quickly lose interest.
Potential Effectiveness (Strengths) Creating visual images is essential in helping students grasp and remember the concept of correlation. The example quiz questions for assessment are a key element in an effective activity.
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Statistical Topic
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