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
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
An all-too-common style of statistics exercise gives students some numbers and asks them to calculate a confidence interval or conduct a hypothesis test.