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On-line Statistics Resources
Across Disciplines
Ginger Holmes Rowell, Ph. D.
Scott McDaniel, Ed. D.
Lisa Green, Ph. D.
Middle Tennessee State University
MERLOT International Conference
July 25-28, 2005
Nashville, TN
Outline
• Online Statistics Education Resources
– CAUSEweb & MERLOT
• Using Internet Resources throughout
the Learning Cycle
• Specific Examples
• Your Ideas
Online Statistics Education
Resources
CAUSEweb & MERLOT
A Good Team
Background: CAUSE
Consortium for the Advancement of
Undergraduate Statistics Education
CAUSEweb: Resources
Digital Library for Undergraduate Statistics
Education
www.CAUSEweb.org
Two Facets: Peer-reviewed & “On-the-Web”
CAUSE Partners with MERLOT
• Roger Woodard - CAUSEweb Editor & Editor
of the MERLOT Statistics Editorial Board
CAUSEweb
Searching: Browse Categories
• Lecture Examples
• Laboratories
• Out-of-class
• Teaching Tips
• Datasets
• Analysis Tools
• Curriculum
• Humor
• Building Blocks
• Multimedia
Case Study Example
Teacher’s Viewpoint:
Case Study + Case Teaching Notes
= a “Ready-To-Go” Classroom Lesson
Finding “Related” Items
Related (or Companion) Items are Identified
CAUSEweb Advanced Search
Application Areas
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Art and Music
Astronomy
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Business
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Geology
Health Science
Humanities
Mathematics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Sports and Games
Outline
• Online Statistics Education Resources
– CAUSEweb & MERLOT
• Using Internet Resources throughout
the Learning Cycle
• Specific Examples
• Your Ideas
∆ PowerPoint slides
∆ Reference Materials
∆ History
∆ Demonstrations:
◊ Applets
◊ Videos
◊ Simulations
∆ Data Sets
∆ Case Studies
∆ Guided Demos
∆ Simulations
∆ Laboratories
∆ Applets
∆ Tutorials
Explore
Lecture
Assess
∆ Teacher-directed assessments
◊ Laboratories
◊ Homework Problems
∆ Self-directed assessments
◊ Immediate Feedback
Outline
• Online Statistics Education Resources
– CAUSEweb & MERLOT
• Using Internet Resources throughout
the Learning Cycle
• Specific Examples
• Your Ideas
The java applet can be
used to strengthen
students’ understanding
of time series by
allowing them to move
points around and add
additional data points.
A teacher could
either show a
video in class or
have students
watch the video as
an out-of-class
assignment.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
Teachers can select from a
number of topics and
choose from over 70
questions (and answers) for
linear regression alone.
A teacher could
either show a video
in class or have
students watch the
video as an out-ofclass assignment.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
Search in CAUSEweb.org
Lecture
29 min video
http://www.learner.org/resources/series65.html
Over 26 videos in
Statistics.
A teacher could either
show a video in class
or have students watch
the video as an out-ofclass assignment.
The java applet can be
used to strengthen
students’ understanding of
time series by allowing
them to move points
around and add additional
data points.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
Search in CAUSEweb.org
Data
can be
added
Explore
Points
can be
changed
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0072868244/124727/LinearTE.html
A teacher could either
show a video in class
or have students watch
the video as an out-ofclass assignment.
The java applet can be used
to strengthen students’
understanding of time series
by allowing them to move
points around and add
additional data points.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
Teachers can select from a
number of topics and choose
from over 70 questions (and
answers) for linear regression
alone.
Search in CAUSEweb.org
Assess
Choose a
category
Select from over
70 questions in
Regression
alone.
http://www2.gsu.edu/~dscbms/ibs/qcontent.html
Engineering
A self contained example
http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Civil-and-Environmental-Engineering/1-017Computing-andData-Analysis-for-Environmental-ApplicationsFall2003/CourseHome/index.htm
Lecture
Explore
Assess
Lecture
Explore
Assess
Lecture
23 separate lectures as
PDF files. Most are
only 3-5 pages long.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
Explore (1)
MatLab
Exercises
Explore (2)
Several
problem
sets w/
solutions
Lecture
Explore
Assess
Assess
Several
practice
quizzes/exams
w/ solutions
DIGSTATS contains
The Intuitor site
contains an
introduction to
hypothesis
testing, relating it
to what happens
at a criminal trial.
examples and data sets,
like the one below about
Acid Rain.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
This website from the University of Canberra
(Australia) contains self tests students can use to
check their understanding.
The Intuitor site
contains an
introduction to
hypothesis testing,
relating it to what
happens at a
criminal trial.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
http://www.intuitor.com/statistics/T1T2Errors.html
DIGSTATS contains
The Intuitor site
contains an
introduction to
hypothesis testing,
relating it to what
happens at a
criminal trial.
examples and data sets,
like the one below about
Acid Rain.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
http://www.cvgs.k12.va.us/DIGSTATS/Sitemap.html
DIGSTATS contains
The Intuitor site
contains an
introduction to
hypothesis testing,
relating it to what
happens at a
criminal trial.
examples and data sets,
like the one below about
Acid Rain.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
This website from the University of Canberra
(Australia) contains self tests students can use to
check their understanding.
http://aerg.canberra.edu.au/envirostats/bm/selftest.htm
DIGSTATS contains
The Intuitor site
contains an
introduction to
hypothesis testing,
relating it to what
happens at a
criminal trial.
examples and data sets,
like the one below about
Acid Rain.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
This website from the University of Canberra
(Australia) contains self tests students can use to
check their understanding.
The Environmental
Protection Agency
describes the
importance of
analyzing the
power of a test.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
This STAR Library entry
describes a classroom
activity that helps students
understand the concept of
power and how it relates
to sample size.
HyperStat has some exercises that ask about
topics related to power.
The Environmental
Protection Agency
describes the
importance of
analyzing the
power of a test.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
http://www.epa.gov/bioindicators/primer/power.html
The Environmental
Protection Agency
describes the
importance of
analyzing the
power of a test.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
This STAR Library entry
describes a classroom
activity that helps students
understand the concept of
power and how it relates
to sample size.
http://www.causeweb.org/repository/StarLibrary/activities/blankenship_young2001/
The Environmental
Protection Agency
describes the
importance of
analyzing the
power of a test.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
This STAR Library entry
describes a classroom
activity that helps students
understand the concept of
power and how it relates
to sample size.
HyperStat has exercises that ask about
topics related to power.
http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/power.html
The Environmental
Protection Agency
describes the
importance of
analyzing the
power of a test.
Lecture
Explore
Assess
This STAR Library entry
describes a classroom
activity that helps
students understand the
concept of power and
how it relates to sample
size.
HyperStat has some exercises that ask
about topics related to power.
Outline
• Online Statistics Education Resources
– CAUSEweb & MERLOT
• Using Internet Resources throughout
the Learning Cycle
• Specific Examples
• Your Ideas
Send Application Specific Ideas To
Ginger Holmes Rowell
[email protected]
Scott McDaniel
[email protected]
Lisa Green
[email protected]
www.CAUSEweb.org
[email protected]