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View Resource Against All Odds: 2. Picturing Distributions

With this free online video program, "students will see how key characteristics in the distribution of a histogram ? shape, center, and spread ? help professionals make decisions in such diverse fields as meteorology, television programming, health care, and air traffic control. Through a discussion of the advantages of back-to-back stem plots, this program also emphasizes the importance of see...

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View Resource Against all Odds: 1. What is Statistics?

This free online video program uses historical anecdotes and contemporary applications to introduce the series which "explores the vital links between statistics and our everyday world. The program also covers the evolution of the discipline." This individual video is accessed by scrolling down to the "Individual Program Descriptions - 1. What is Statistics?" and click the "VOD" icon at the...

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View Resource Against All Odds: 3. Describing Distributions

This free online video program "examines the difference between mean and median, explains the use of quartiles to describe a distribution, and looks to the use of boxplots and the five-number summary for comparing and describing data. An illustrative example shows how a city government used statistical methods to correct inequity between men?s and women?s salaries." This individual video is acc...

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View Resource Against All Odds: 10. Multidimensional Data Analysis

In this free online program, "students will see how the computer can graph multivariate data and various ways of presenting it. The program concludes with an example of a study of environmental stresses in the Chesapeake Bay." This individual video is accessed by scrolling down to the "Individual Program Descriptions - 10. Multidimensional Data Analysis" and click the "VOD" icon at the top-right...

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View Resource Against All Odds: 11. The Question of Causation

In this free online video program, students will learn that "causation is only one of many possible explanations for an observed association. This program defines the concepts of common response and confounding, explains the use of two-way tables of percents to calculate marginal distribution, uses a segmented bar to show how to visually compare sets of conditional distributions, and presents a...

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