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View Resource Against All Odds Index

This text document is a detailed index of the Against All Odds video series. This detailed index allows instructors to quickly find stories that can be used in the classroom. The author also includes the his ratings of which video segments are useful in the classroom. The actual videos are viewable online and are also indexed in CAUSEweb.

http://www.causeweb.org/repository/AAO/AAO.pdf
View Resource How Random is Random?

This site is a tutorial that takes students through a mayoral election process while discussing the concept of randomness. Topics include margin of error and confidence levels.

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/statistics/howrandom.html
View Resource The Statistics of Hiring

This short article discusses how the comparative ratios of the tails of normal distributions can result in bias in hiring practices. It contains a link to an applet that shows the comparative tail probability ratios.

http://www.uvm.edu/~dhowell/StatPages/More_Stuff/HiringBias....
View Resource A Dataset that is 44% Outliers

This article describes a dataset of days in office of US Presidents with outliers that are not mistakes or unusually high or low observations. The data illustrate that outliers need not be errors but could be particularly interesting cases and that data displays may differ in their ability to reveal interesting data structure. Key Words: Inliers; Interpretation in context.

http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v13n1/datasets.hayden...
View Resource Getting What You Pay For: The Debate Over Equity in Public School Expenditures

This article addresses a dataset on public school expenditures and SAT performance. Key Words: Multiple regression; Omitted variable bias; Partial correlation; Scatterplot.

http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/secure/v7n2/datasets....
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