St. Lawrence University
Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Simulating a P-value for Testing a Correlation with Fathom part of CAUSE Teaching Methods:Teaching with Data Simulations:Examples
Students use simulation to test whether the capacity of major league baseball parks and average attendance at games have a positive association. After creating a plot and finding the correlation for a sample consisting of values for all teams in the 2006 season, students use the Fathom software package to scramble the capacities to see how the sample correlation behaves when there is no association between the variables.