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View Resource Secondary Students' Cognitive Processes for the Line Graph from Graph Components

This paper, presented at the 2002 Physics Education Research Conference, presents the results of a study intended to investigate students' cognitive processes when reading line graphs. The researchers developed a computer program to determine the order readers glance the components of a line graph, and then analyzed the glancing order of each component. The results help identify secondary...

View Resource SCS Web Resources

Created by Michael Friendly, this site is the Statistical Consulting Service Web Resources page for York University. It includes lists of statistical and statistical graphics resources, SAS information guides, online statistical computing applets, and a bibliography of articles for the statistics user.

View Resource Statistical Applets: Two Variable Statistical Calculator

Created by Duckworth, McCabe, Moore and Sclove for W.H. Freeman and Co., this applet calculates correlation and regression information and displays graphs for a number of data sets from the text "€œPractice of Business Statistics."€ Users can also enter their own data. Even though brief, this interactive resource is still valuable for an introductory statistics course.

View Resource Physical Strength and Job Performance

Created by David Lane of Rice University, this case study aims to answer the question, "How does one select employees to perform physically demanding jobs?" It examines the relationship between isometric strength tests and job performance for one hundred forty-seven workers. The author has structured the lesson to provide a background, methods and procedures, univariate statistics, scatter plots,...

View Resource Histograms, Bin Widths, and Cross Validation

Created by David Lane of Rice University, this applet demonstrates how a histogram is affected by bin width and starting point of first bin. It also illustrates cross-validation criterion for assessing histograms. The author structures the lesson in this fashion: instruction, descriptions of datasets and finally, exercises. Additionally, the applet works with six different data sets. These...

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