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Applications are open for Summer 2018 workshops!

Applications are now being accepted for the Highline and Hartford workshops.

  • University of Hartford (CT) Friday/Saturday June 1/2

  • Highline College (Seattle, WA) Friday/Saturday June 15/16

Application form.

Application deadline: April 17, 2018

For more information: see what’s in a StatPREP workshop and the schedule from our pilot 2017 workshops

Writing an interactive tutorial: Friday Dec 1 webinar

4:00 EDT, 3:00 CDT, 2:00 MDT, 1:00 PDT. Connect a few minutes early, if you can.
Link to the video of the webinar

An interactive tutorial is an effective way to provide access to data computing to students. Tutorials can be arranged so that a student needs nothing more than a web browser. Within a tutorial, you can pose multiple choice questions, display results of statistical calculations, and provide students with an R session in which they can do their own calculations (with as much or as little guidance from you as you want).

The first step in writing an interactive tutorial is to figure out Read more

Starting RStudio: Friday Oct 27, 2017 Webinar

4:00 EDT, 3:00 CDT, 2:00 MDT, 1:00 PDT.
Link to the recording of the webinar

RStudio provides the means to write course notes, handouts, and even interactive tutorials. Together with GitHub, it lets you easily set up course-specific web sites and create materials for those sites. Oh … and since it built on the R software, it’s fully integrated with modern systems for data management, statistics, modeling, and even machine learning.

This webinar is an introduction to RStudio with a focus on creating and updating course web sites and writing course handouts.

In StatPREP Webinar I, we introduced GitHub for creating course web pages where you can post data, instructions, and other resources that you want your students to be able to access.

In this webinar (StatPREP Webinar II), you’ll start Read more

StatPREP Hubs Announced

StatPREP is oriented around eight geographical hubs. Each hub hosts two summer workshops in successive years. Each has a hub leader to coordinate with StatPREP participants in that region, organizing follow-up to the workshops. Read more

Lesson: What’s Normal?

This lesson is about the idea of “normal.” Of course, normal has a different meaning in statistics than it does in everyday language. We’re contrasting the two in the context of a large data set on births in the US in 2014. In particular, this lesson focuses on the age of the mother at the time of the birth of her baby.

The idea for this lesson came out of the StatPREP faculty development workshop at St. Kate’s University in Saint Paul, Read more