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Using an Applet to Demonstrate a Sampling Distribution part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
Introducing sampling distribution through cooperative learning among students using a group activity. Afterwards, use the sampling distribution applet to illustrate.
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.
Count the Fs: Why a Sample instead of a Census? part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
This interactive lecture activity motivates the need for sampling. "Why sample, why not just take a census?" Under time pressure, students count the number of times the letter F appears in a paragraph. The activity demonstrates that a census, even when it is easy to take, may not give accurate information. Under the time pressure measurement errors are more frequently made in the census rather than in a small sample.
Investigating the Modernity of the University Library part of Campus-Based Learning:Examples
Students will investigate the modernity of the university library by designing and implementing a complex survey design.
Correlation Guessing Game part of Games:Examples
In this game activity, students match correlation values with plots generated by the applet. Competition in this game setting encourages students to become more involved in the classroom and attainment of learning objectives.
Psychic test part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
Show relative frequency converging to true probability by testing the psychic ability of your students.
Using an Applet to Demonstrate the Sampling Distribution of an F-statistic part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
This visualization activity combines student data collection with the use of an applet to enhance the understanding of the distributions of mean square treatment (MST), mean square error (MSE) as well as their ratio, an F-distribution. Students will see theoretical distributions of the mean square treatment, mean square error and their ratio and how they compare to the histograms generated by the simulated data.
The Evolution of Pearsons Correlation Coefficient/Exploring Relationships between Two Quantitative Variables part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
The evolution of ideas is often ignored in the teaching of statistics. It is important to show students how definitions and formulas evolve. This activity describes a fairly straightforward activity of how measures of association can evolve.
Statistics and Error Rates in Death Penalty Cases part of Cooperative Learning:Examples
Nature of the chi-square distribution part of Cooperative Learning:Examples
Explaining the chi-square and F distributions in terms of the behavior of variables constructed by generating random samples of normal variates and summing the sqaures of the values.