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4434Visualizing Statistical Concepts
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Some great objects for helping to understand social science research methods and statistical processesThu, 31 Oct 2002 00:00:00 -0800The Association of Religion Data Archives
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This site is a data archive of almost 200 professionally conducted surveys related to religion in American. A GREAT tool for both student and professional researchers. The site provides survey results, analysis and the ability to create your own NEW surveys using the quesiton pool provided by the site. The site also has several "learning modules" designed as worksheets for student use to get familiar with using the resources at this site. Also provides maps and reports on religious demographics for every county in the USA as well as international statistics."The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world. Currently housed in the Social Science Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University, the ARDA is funded by the Lilly Endowment, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Pennsylvania State University."Sat, 5 Apr 2003 00:00:00 -0800Exercises Using the 2014 General Social Survey and SPSS: Statistics
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These exercises (16 in all) were written for instructors teaching an introductory class in statistics. They were written so each exercise is independent of the others and any one exercise can be used even if the other exercises are not used. The exercises also serve to introduce students to SPSS which is a commonly used statistical package used in many classes. A good reference on using SPSS is SPSS for Windows Version 22.0 A Basic Tutorial by Linda Fiddler, John Korey, Edward Nelson (Editor), and Elizabeth Nelson. The online version of the book is at http://ssric.org/node/459. Students are referred in the exercises to appropriate places in this book. The data set used in this exercise is gss14_subset_for_classes_STATISTICS.sav which is a subset of the 2014 General Social Survey. Each exercise consists of five files all of which can be downloaded: the exercise itself as a Word (docx) file, notes to instructor as a Word (docx) file, the data file in SPSS format, the SPSS syntax necessary to carry out the exercise as a SPSS syntax file, and the SPSS output for the exercise as a SPSS output file. You have permission to use these exercises and to revise them to fit your needs. Each exercise has a set of keywords to give you a quick view of what is covered.Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:09:23 -0700Catalog of Mathematics Applications Found in Non-Mathematics Courses
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This site contains a catalogue of video clips from course lectures outside of mathematics that use mathematics. The following are given: the math being used in the video, the link to the video clip, the time segment within the lecture that contains that mathematics application, the university where the course was taught, the course title, the name of the professor, and a brief description of the content and how it might be used in the relevant mathematics course. The site is indexed by mathematics application with four main categories: Statistics, Algebra and Pre-Calculus, First Year Calculus, and Second Year Calculus. The site is meant for mathematics instructors who want to show their students how mathematics is used. Students will get an authentic demonstration on where they will be seeing the math in their other classes.Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:31:07 -0700Experiment.com: Crowdfunding Open Science Platform for Science Research
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Experiment is an online, crowdfunding, Open Science/Open Access platform for advancing the discovery, funding, and sharing of science, research, and innovative technologies. Experiment uses a Public Funding Model where backers funds go directly to the scientist/innovator/ researcher, so there is no middleman overhead involved (compared to 50-60% when receiving a grant at a university). Experiment is an all-or-nothing funding platform, meaning that the project much reach its target funding goal or no one's pledges are charged. Anyone can start an experiment project as long as the results are shared openly. All projects are rigorously reviewed, provided feedback, and scientifically approved by the Experiment Team.Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:36:01 -0700The Salem Witchcraft Site
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An interactive exploration of the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692, the Salem Witchcraft Site provides data about certain aspects of the outbreak and demonstrates how this data can be used to further our understanding of events. The website takes a "learn by doing," or "inquiry" approach to learning. It formulates questions about Salem witchcraft, explores solutions, and encourages users to pursue further understanding on their own.In emphasizing a quantitative approach to Salem, the site provides a number of data sets containing information about various aspects of the Salem outbreak, such as the month of the year when "witches" were accused and the communities in which they lived. Instructions are provided to analyze the data so that users can determine for themselves connections not readily apparent in traditional historical sources and books. The statistical analysis includes histograms, scatter plots, pie charts, means, and medians. Users need not perform statistical analyses but can simply follow the discussion.Used selectively or in its entirety, the site is intended for a wide audience: historians, whether as researchers or teachers; students of history and of the Salem witchcraft episode, whether in school or not; and non-historians, such as those who teach or are learning basic statistics or social science methodology.Wed, 8 Jun 2011 07:56:24 -0700Calculus 1 (I)
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This is a free online course offered by the Saylor Foundation.'Calculus can be thought of as the mathematics of CHANGE. Because everything in the world is changing, calculus helps us track those changes. Algebra, by contrast, can be thought of as dealing with a large set of numbers that are inherently CONSTANT. Solving an Algebra problem, like Y = 2X + 5, merely produces a pairing of two predetermined numbers, although an infinite set of pairs. Algebra is even useful in rate problems, such as calculating how the money in your savings account increases because of the interest rate R, such as Y = X0+Rt where t is elapsed time and X0 is the initial deposit. But with compounded interest, now things get complicated for algebra as the rate R is now itself a function of time with Y = X0+ R(t)t. Now we have a rate of change which itself is changing. Calculus “to the rescue,” as Isaac Newton introduced the world to mathematics specifically designed to handle “those things that change.” Calculus is among the most important and useful developments of human thought. Even though it is over 300 years old, it is still considered the beginning and cornerstone of modern mathematics. It is a wonderful, beautiful, and useful set of ideas and techniques. You will see the fundamental ideas of this course over and over again in future courses in mathematics as well as in all of the sciences, including physical, biological, social, economic, and engineering. However, calculus is an intellectual step up from your previous mathematics courses. Many of the ideas you will learn in this course are more carefully defined and have both a functional and a graphical meaning. Some of the algorithms are quite complicated, and in many cases, you will need to make a decision as to which appropriate algorithm to use. Calculus offers a huge variety of applications and many of them will be saved for future courses you might take. This course is divided into four learning sections, or units, plus a reference section, or Appendix. The course begins with a unit that provides a review of algebra specifically designed to help and prepare for the study of calculus. The second unit discusses functions, graphs, limits, and continuity. Understanding “limits” could not be more important as that topic really begins the study of calculus. The third unit will introduce and explain derivatives. With derivatives we are now ready to handle all those “things that change” mentioned above. The fourth unit makes “visual sense” of derivatives by discussing derivatives and graphs. Finally, the fifth unit provides a large collection of reference facts, geometry, and trigonometry that will assist in solving calculus problems long after the course is over.'Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:38:40 -0800Calculus I
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This free and open online course in Calculus 1 was produced by the WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges [http://sbctc.edu].Calculus is the mathematics of CHANGE and almost everything in our world is changing.Calculus is among the most important and useful developments of human thought, and, even though it is over 300 years old, it is still considered the beginning and cornerstone of modern mathematics. It is a wonderful and beautiful and useful set of ideas and techniques You will see the fundamental ideas of this course over and over again in future courses in mathematics, the sciences (physical, biological and social) as well as in economics, engineering and others.But calculus is an intellectual step up from your previous mathematics courses. Many of the ideas are more carefully defined, and they have both a functional and a graphical meaning Some of the algorithms are more complicated, and in many cases you will need to decide on the appropriate algorithm to use. And there is a huge variety of applications, too many to be able to discuss each one in class in detail.This module is part of the Open Course Library, a collection of shareable course materials created for faculty to use in their classes. As part of the Open Course Library this content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which means that you are free to reuse the course in its entirety, edit it and use a your own modified version, or pick out only pieces which can be incorporated into your own course, as long as you credit the original author for their work.To access all materials for this course you may download either the ANGEL export file or the IMS Common Cartridge file. While the ANGEL file is specific to that system, the Common Cartridge file is compatible with many learning management systems. More information on Common Cartridge is available at http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/.Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:27:12 -0800Calculus II
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This free and open online course in Calculus II was produced by the WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges [http://sbctc.edu/].Calculus is the mathematics of CHANGE and almost everything in our world is changing. Calculus is among the most important and useful developments of human thought, and, even though it is over 300 years old, it is still considered the beginning and cornerstone of modern mathematics. It is a wonderful and beautiful and useful set of ideas and techniques.You will see the fundamental ideas of this course over and over again in future courses in mathematics, the sciences (physical, biological and social) as well as in economics, engineering and others. But calculus is an intellectual step up from your previous mathematics courses. Many of the ideas are more carefully defined, and they have both a functional and a graphical meaning Some of the algorithms are more complicated, and in many cases you will need to decide on the appropriate algorithm to use. And there is a huge variety of applications, too many to be able to discuss each one in class in detail.This module is part of the Open Course Library, a collection of shareable course materials created for faculty to use in their classes. As part of the Open Course Library this content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which means that you are free to reuse the course in its entirety, edit it and use a your own modified version, or pick out only pieces which can be incorporated into your own course, as long as you credit the original author for their work.To access all materials for this course you may download either the ANGEL export file or the IMS Common Cartridge file. While the ANGEL file is specific to that system, the Common Cartridge file is compatible with many learning management systems. More information on Common Cartridge is available at http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/ .Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:56:46 -0800Calculus III
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This free and open online course in Calculus III was produced by the WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges [http://sbctc.edu/].Calculus is the mathematics of CHANGE and almost everything in our world is changing. Calculus is among the most important and useful developments of human thought, and, even though it is over 300 years old, it is still considered the beginning and cornerstone of modern mathematics. It is a wonderful and beautiful and useful set of ideas and techniques You will see the fundamental ideas of this course over and over again in future courses in mathematics, the sciences (physical, biological and social) as well as in economics, engineering and others. But calculus is an intellectual step up from your previous mathematics courses. Many of the ideas are more carefully defined, and they have both a functional and a graphical meaning Some of the algorithms are more complicated, and in many cases you will need to decide on the appropriate algorithm to use. And there is a huge variety of applications, too many to be able to discuss each one in class in detail.This module is part of the Open Course Library, a collection of shareable course materials created for faculty to use in their classes. As part of the Open Course Library this content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which means that you are free to reuse the course in its entirety, edit it and use a your own modified version, or pick out only pieces which can be incorporated into your own course, as long as you credit the original author for their work.To access all materials for this course you may download either the ANGEL export file or the IMS Common Cartridge file. While the ANGEL file is specific to that system, the Common Cartridge file is compatible with many learning management systems. More information on Common Cartridge is available at http://www.imsglobal.org/cc/ . Mon, 28 Nov 2011 13:09:29 -0800