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Statistics Classics

by Cathy Swift
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This is a collection of the Statistics Classics winners from 2005 onward.

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Added 03/24/2011
This is a free web-based package that does a very complete range of statistical calculations designed to be user friendly. Formerly known as WebStat, it provides statistical calculation functions that would be done in most introductory statistics courses. Notable examples include being able to create histograms, pie charts, and boxplots, calculation of summary statistics and confidence intervals, and performing hypothesis tests.

Sampling Distribution of the Mean Tutorial

Added 03/24/2011
This tutorial allows introductory statistics students see the relationship between sample size and the variability of the sampling distribution of the mean. This site not only provides applets that simulate the sampling distributions of the sample mean, but it also includes detailed exercise sheets. These allow students to not only work with an online simulation but to report their findings in detail to the instructor and serve as a basis for discussion. The applet shows sample means of various sample sizes and from various populations in a graphical format, along with a graph of the (theoretical) sampling distribution. Of particular interest is the fact that the author is a Psychologist, not a Statistician.

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics

Added 03/24/2011
Rice Virtual Lab contains simulations and demonstrations for both the student and instructor that give a visual demonstration of the concept and further explain the concept. Practice exercises are provided for each of the statistical concepts in the package along with a section of Cases that provide independent practice for the student to develop "ownership" of the information. The Statistics Editorial Board selected this material as it is a very useful teaching tool and very resourceful in its applications. (On the MERLOT Material Detail page, click on the author's video)

ARTIST Assessment Builder

Added 03/24/2011
The ARTIST website makes a great contribution to the field of Statistics Education by including many assessment resources for instructors (such as an assessment builder with hundreds of questions about a variety of different topics, samples of authentic assessments such as project descriptions and article or graph critique assignments, and links to many other assessment resources such as papers about assessment and implementation issues related to assessment).

Rossman/Chance Applet Collection (Statistics/Probability)

Added 03/24/2011
This is an extensive collection of java applets that focus on topics related to probability and statistics. There are currently 28 applets in the collection, and the applets are designed to illustrate topics such as data analysis, sampling distributions, probability and inference, randomization distribution simulations, and mathematical models. These applets were designed to accompany the Workshop Statistics textbook.


Added 11/30/2012

The site includes guided interdisciplinary labs for first and second courses in statistics. As stated on the homepage for this site, "This site presents workbook-style, project-based material that emphasizes real world applications and conceptual understanding. This material is designed to give students a sense of the importance and allure of statistics early in their college career.”

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