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View Resource A ducks story- introducing the idea of testing (statistical) hypotheses

By means of a simple story and a worksheet with questions we guide the students from research question to arriving at a conclusion. The whole process is simply reasoning, no formulas. We use the reasoning already done by the student to introduce the standard vocabulary of testing statistical hypotheses (null & alternative hypotheses, p-value, type I and type II error, significance level)....
View Resource A New View of Statistics

This online resource is intended to help students understand concepts from probability and statistics and covers many topics from introductory to advanced. You can follow the progression of the text, or you can click on a topic on the left. Key Words: Alpha Reliability; Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA); Analysis of Variance (ANOVA); Bayesian Analysis; Bias; Binomial regression; Bonferroni...
View Resource A Visualization Tool for One and Two-Way Analysis of Variance Article

This is an article published in the Journal of Statistics Education describing the ANOVA Visualization Tool and how it can be used in class.
View Resource An Epidemic Applet

This simulation applet shows percent of infection over time for an epidemic. Users specify the number groups, the size of each group, the within group activity rate, the outside group activity rate, the number of initial infectives, and the number of time units.
View Resource An In-Class Experiment to Estimate Binomial Probabilities

This hands-on activity is appropriate for a lab or discussion section for an introductory statistics class, with 8 to 40 students. Each student performs a binomial experiment and computes a confidence interval for the true binomial probability. Teams of four students combine their results into one confidence interval, then the entire class combines results into one confidence interval. Results...
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