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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

Lesson: Confidence in Taxis

The “Confidence in Taxis” tutorial introduces sampling distributions in a novel context. The lesson was developed by participants in our 2017 StatPREP Summer Workshop at the College of Saint Catherine. With the assistance of Minneapolis/St.Paul hub leader Dr. Joseph Roith, the workshop group looked at a trip-by-trip data set from the New York City Taxi and Limosine Commission. They used these real-world data to create a demonstration of Read more

Behind the Scenes: transforming traditional to data-centric. Part I

It seems so sensible to say that statistics should be data-centric. But traditionally statistics has been taught as an extension of mathematics. Data didn’t enter into it except as fodder for exercises and test questions.

In this Behind the Scenes series, we’ll look at some examples of turning traditional lessons into data-centric ones. Read more

Lesson: An Experiment with Paper Planes

One of the best ways for students to learn about data is to collect and enter data into a shared spreadsheet. This lesson (link to tutorial document) does exactly that.

On the surface, the lesson is about performing an experiment, Read more