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View Resource Learning from One's Mistakes

Created by R.D. Lee for the Royal Statistics Society, this article describes an exercise, which highlights the effect of sampling without replacement in small populations, and leads to consideration of the relative importance of sample and population size when examining standard error. The author provides a number of exercises, an explanation of statistical errors and the importance of sample...

View Resource The First Shall Be Last

This article, created by Bryan Wilson, provides the example of student form orders to demonstrate the unreliability of combining data from two different distributions (or subjects). The author provides charts, graphs and diagrams to help illustrate these concepts.

View Resource Hypothesis Testing and Proof by Contradiction: An Analogy

Created by C.A. Reeves and J.K. Brewer, the "proof by contradiction" in mathematics, provides a reasonable parallel to the concept of hypothesis testing and in the process helps students see the fallacy of believing that the null hypothesis, H0, is true when they have simply failed to reject it. The authors state, "Concerned statistics instructors are constantly on the lookout for examples and...

View Resource CUSUM: Computer Simulation for Statistics Teaching

The use of computers for simulation can be used not only to introduce CUSUM (cumulative sum) techniques but also to improve students' understanding of statistical inference and decision making. This article describes the use of CUSUM (1977). The authors first provide an outline, the target population, the aims, an example, time required, a summary and external references. This is a nice lesson...

View Resource Probability in a Primary School

This reference material, created by Philip Sherwood, provides various activities and tasks, which help elementary aged children understand the concepts of probability. The author has a nice series of diagrams intertwined within the text to help illustrate these concepts.

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