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Data Collection -- Measurements Properties and Issues

Statistical Topic Classifications
Variable Classification (8)
Variable Validity, Reliability, Bias (15)

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View Resource **Levels of Measurement Game

This tool provides individuals with opportunities to quiz themselves on levels of measurement in a game-like environment much like "Who Wants to be a Millionaire."

http://www.edugamer.net/app/playGame.aspx?userGameId=4213
View Resource Count the Fs: Why a Sample instead of a Census?

This interactive lecture activity motivates the need for sampling. "Why sample, why not just take a census?" Under time pressure, students count the number of times the letter F appears in a paragraph. The activity demonstrates that a census, even when it is easy to take, may not give accurate information. Under the time pressure measurement errors are more frequently made in the census rather...

http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/cause/interactive/examples/18173...
View Resource Do You Hear What I Hear?

This activity explores the dynamics of a sound wave produced by a string instrument using simulation. A simplified physical model highlights important scientific and mathematical features. The sound wave is controlled by two parameters: the amount of initial energy put into the string (initial displacement) and the amount of tension in the string. The animation of the string has been slowed down...

http://illuminations.nctm.org/index_d.aspx?id=489
View Resource Elementary Concepts in Statistics

Gives an overview of variables, classifications, measurements, relations, and other basic statistical concepts. Also contains two animated graphs.

http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/esc.html
View Resource Illuminations: Data Analysis and Probability Lessons

This collection of lessons from NCTM's Illuminations site meet the Data Analysis and Probability Standard for grades 9-12.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonsList.aspx?grade=4&stand...
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