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View Resource Sampling SIM: Sampling Distributions

This webpage provides instructions for teaching sampling distributions using Sampling SIM software. It includes information regarding prerequisite knowledge, common misconceptions, and objectives, as well as links to an activity and a pre/post-test.
View Resource Statistical Literacy Curriculum Design

A specially-designed statistical literacy course is needed for college students in majors that don’t require statistics or mathematics. This paper suggests that key topics in conditional probability, multivariate regression and the vulnerability of statistical significance to confounding should be included and presents some new ways to teach these ideas.

This paper presents rules for determining whether an index variable in such a table is part or whole depending on whether the associated margin value is an average, a sum or a 100% sum. Tables with missing margin values – date-indexed tables, half tables and control tables – are analyzed. Recommendations are made to improve reader understanding of any table involving rates or percentages.
View Resource STATS 46 Issue 46, Fall 2006

This issue contains an article that provides an example of a paired samples test related to flying and gliding. It also includes an article about understanding confounding from lurking variables using graphs. Other articles include: a short description about what the t-tests actually tests, an interview with David Moore about why 30 is the ?magic? number, a discussion about whether or not...
View Resource STATS 47 Issue 47, Spring 2007

This issue contains an interview with Sallie Keller-McNulty and an article about which came first?the chicken or the egg. Other articles include a discussion related to an AP Statistics example of seeing the trees for the forest (this focuses on understanding variability between groups and within groups), a discussion of how high r can go, a simulation piece focused on shrinking students,...
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