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Getting a handle on ANOVA: Webinar for 20 April 2018

By the end of April, many of us will be near the end of the semester. In terms of teaching statistics, that means we’re approaching the point of decision: Should I cover ANOVA or not?

This webinar is about ANOVA, seen from a perspective that we think makes it much easier to understand and is rooted in a display of data. Kate Kozak will lead the webinar. Come find out from her what you have been missing and how to become confident in teaching ANOVA with data.

This will be our first webinar about the Little Apps series, interactive displays of data designed to let you an your students explore a statistical method or idea. This webinar features the app on one-variable ANOVA.

We’ll have more StatPREP webinars on other topics in the collection of Little Apps.

About 30 minutes: 1pm EDT, 12pm central, 11am mountain, 10am pacific and Arizona. The recording of the webinar can be viewed at

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

Little Apps for teaching stats

As part of the StatPREP project, we have also been developing apps. The StatPREP philosophy is to be data front-and-center in statistics. Consequently, our apps are based entirely in displays of data.  We are calling them “Little Apps”, since each app uses a standard graphical modalities for displaying data. We do add statistical annotations Read more

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