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4434World of Mathematics--Probability & Statistics
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This is a sub-page of the large and comprehensive Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics site which is separately reviewed elsewhere on MERLOT. At the time of review this probability and statistics area listed 19 subtopics including Bayesian analysis, descriptive statistics, probability, random numbers, random walks, and statistical tests. Approximately 350 separate items on probability and statistics were included.Chance Teaching Aids
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This is a site that contains a number of types of material that can be used in teaching about chance probability. Lesson plans, syllabi, suggested activities, and data sets are available. The data sets contain interesting information for students such as: quarterback passing rating data, baseball streaks, and baseball salaries that can be used to illustrate means, medians, etc.Statistical Home Page
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=87797
This statistical homepage contains educational material of interest to faculty and students studying statistics. It is intended to augment the author's textbooks entitled "Statistical Methods for Psychology" and "Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences."What Makes Kids Popular
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=233072
This data file comes from the Data and Story Library (DASL). It gives eleven characterisitcs of 478 students in grades 4-6 and asks students to determine which characteristics make a person popular. Students will use mean ranks and summary statistics when analyzing this dataset.Writing Multiple Choice Test Items
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=82082
Multiple-Choice (MC) items have many advantages that make them widely used and highly regarded. They also have disadvantages, some of which can be reduced by careful attention to good item-writing and item analysis practice. This resource describes advantages and disadvantages of Multiple-Choice Items, General Guidelines, Item Stem Guidelines, and Item Options Guidelines. Links from this page also provide information about item analysis (overall test reliability and about individual items) and descriptive statistics.LABORSTA Database
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=298637
Contains yearly statistics of employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages, labor cost, consumer price Indices, occupational injuries, strikes and lockouts on over 200 countries (data since 1969);monthly statistics of employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages, consumer price indices (data since 1976); and economically active population estimates and projections, 1950-2010. For more information go to:http://laborsta.ilo.org/.Math Notation via E-mail
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=582636
This site contains lots of helpful hints about how to easily type different mathematical expressions in e-mail messages (or in online discussion forums). This might be particularly helpful for online instructors who want students to talk about problems and share their work with others within the online environment.Draft Lottery
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=233083
This data file comes from the Data and Story Library. It contains the 1970 draft data including month, day of month, day of year, and draft number. Students will use scatterplots and correlation to see if there is a relationship with birthdate and draft number. On first glance, there appears to be no relationship, but looking at side-by-side boxplots reveals an interesting twist. The data set is in text format.Rowers vs. Coxswain
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=233093
This data file comes from the Data and Story Library (DASL). It contains the weights in stones and pounds of the crews participating in the Oxford and Cambridge boat race in 1992. Students will analyze the data using histograms and summary statistics. Also, this data set makes it easy to explore the effects of outliers. Home Field Advantage
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=233108
This data file comes from the Data and Story Library (DASL). It contains baseball world series information on the year, the two teams competing in the world series, whether the American League (AL) or National League (NL) team won the game, and the AL and NL winning at home or away percentage. Students will use ANOVA to analyze the data and determine if there is in fact an advantage to playing baseball in your home stadium. The data set is in text format.