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 Sampling: Statnotes from NCSU's Public Administration Program Sampling is choosing which subjects to measure in a research project. Usually the subjects are people, but subjects could also be organizations, cities, even nations. Measurement is typically accomplished through survey instruments, but could also be by observation, archival record, or other method. Regardless, sampling will determine how much and how well the researcher may generalize his or her... http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/garson/PA765/sampling.htm
 Patterns in Nature This page is a companion to the Exploring Patterns in Nature Curriculum Guides (see related pages) developed by the Center for Polymer Studies. It represents several basic Java Applets which illustrate basic concepts in statistical mechanics and fractals. Note that these programs do not necessarily match the software instructions in our curriculum guides. The guides were written to correspond to... http://polymer.bu.edu/java/
 Monte Carlo Estimation for Pi This is the description and instructions for the Monte Carlo Estimation of Pi applet. It is a simulation of throwing darts at a figure of a circle inscribed in a square. It shows the relationship between the geometry of the figure and the statistical outcome of throwing the darts. http://polymer.bu.edu/java/java/montepi/MontePi.html
 The One-Dimensional Random Walk Created by authors Gary McGath and Paul Trunfio of Boston University's Center for Polymer Studies, this is the description and instructions for the One-Dimensional Random Walk applet. This Applet relates random coin-flipping to random motion. It strives to show that randomness (coin-flipping) leads to some sort of predictable outcome (the bell-shaped curve). http://polymer.bu.edu/java/java/1drw/RandWalk1D.html
 Statistics and Data Analysis This online introductory statistics textbook covers basic descriptive, statistical, and graphical procedures for analyzing data sets and contains three data sets and a practice final exam. Chapter headings include: descriptive statistics, probability, resampling, discrete probability models, continuous probability models, central limit theorem, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses,... http://www.stat.wmich.edu/s160/book/book.html
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