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Data Presentation -- One Numerical Variable

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View Resource **Statistics Every Writer Should Know

This site provides an introduction to basic statistical concepts for journalists and writers with little math background. Key Words: Mean; Median; Percent Changes; Per capita; Rates; Standard Deviation; Normal Distribution; Margin of Error; Confidence Interval; Data Analysis; Sample Sizes; Statistical Tests; Student's T.

http://www.robertniles.com/stats/
View Resource A Positively Skewed Distribution

This assignment asks students to explore a set of data which is positively skewed. The data come from a survey of college students asking how vulnerable they feel about the loss of a parent.

http://www.uvm.edu/~dhowell/StatPages/More_Stuff/Mireault.ht...
View Resource An Exhalent Problem for Teaching Statistics

The dataset presented in this article contains information on respiratory function and smoking. The data can be used to explore descriptive statistics, graphical analysis, regression, and observational studies. The data are in .dat format.

http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v13n2/datasets.kahn.h...
View Resource Career Records for All Modern Position Players Eligible for the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame

The dataset described in this article contains data on retired Major League Baseball players, eligible for the MLB Hall of Fame. The data can be used to illustrate descriptive statistical methods (numerical, graphical, and tabular) or inferential statistics (hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, etc.). The data is in .dat format.

http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/secure/v8n2/datasets....
View Resource Cartoon: Meaningless Statistics

A cartoon that can be used in teaching about summary statistics. Cartoon by John Landers (www.landers.co.uk) based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.

http://www.causeweb.org/resources/fun/db.php?id=196
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