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Using Your Hair to Understand Descriptive Statistics part of Testing Conjectures:Examples
The purpose of this activity is to enhance students’ understanding of various descriptive measures in statistics. In particular, students will gain a visual understanding of means, medians, quartiles, and boxplots without doing any computations by completing this activity.
A ducks story- introducing the idea of testing (statistical) hypotheses part of Testing Conjectures:Examples
The ideas and vocabulary of testing statistical hypotheses, from research question to conclusion, are introduced using a simple story regarding a population proportion and a small sample using the binomial table to find the p-value.
An In-Class Experiment to Estimate Binomial Probabilities part of Testing Conjectures:Examples
This hands-on activity asks students to conduct a binomial experiment and calculate a confidence interval for the true probabiity. It is useful for involving students, and for having a discussion about the interpretation of confidence intervals and the role of sample size in estimation.
Measuring Study Effectiveness part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
This model-eliciting activity challenges students to operationally define a construct (study effectiveness). Students are given a survey to review that rates different aspects of study behaviors. They are then ...
Identifying a Theft Suspect part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
Creating a Spam Filter part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
This activity asks students to work in a team to develop a set of rules that can be used to program a SPAM filter for a client. The rules are based on characteristics of the subject lines of emails. Students are ...
Judging a Paper Airplane Contest part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
This model-eliciting activity has students determine how to create a fair judging scheme for a paper airplane contest while considering both the most accurate paper airplane and the best floater. Students are given ...
Judging Randomness part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
This model-eliciting activity has students create rules to allow them to judge whether or not the shuffle feature on a particular iPod appears to produce randomly generated playlists. Because people's ...
Comparing Two Airlines part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
In this model‐eliciting activity (MEA), students are hired by a travel magazine to determine if two airlines that fly into Chicago are equally reliable. They examine data of flight arrival delay times for both ...
Using an Applet to Demonstrate Sampling Distributions of Regression Coefficients part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
This applet simulates a linear regression plot and the corresponding intercept and slope histograms. The program allows the user to change settings such as slope, standard deviation, sample size, and more.