Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks / Edition 1

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Part I of the book presents a large selection of activities for introductory statistics courses and has chapters such as 'First week of class' - with exercises to break the ice and get students talking; then descriptive statistics, linear regression, data collection (sampling and experimentation), probability, inference, and statistical communication. Part II gives tips on what works and what doesn't, how to set up effective demonstrations and examples, how to encourage students to participate in class and to work effectively in group projects. A sample course plan is provided. Part III presents material for more advanced courses on topics such as decision theory, Bayesian statistics and sampling.
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"This exciting new volume takes a positive spin on the field of statistics." — The Bulletin of Mathematics Books.

"Most teachers of statistics spend a great deal of time collecting and concocting a file of activities while wishing for a single source of good ideas. This book is the answer to their needs."—Mathematics Teacher

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198572244
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/3/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 629,697
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Columbia University

University of California

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Introductory Probability and Statistics
2 First week of class 11
3 Descriptive statistics 19
4 Linear regression and correlation 38
5 Data collection 48
6 Statistical literacy and the news media 76
7 Probability 103
8 Statistical inference 120
9 Multiple regression and nonlinear models 137
10 Lying with statistics 147
Pt. II Putting it all Together
11 How to do it 167
12 Structuring an introductory statistics course 189
Pt. III More Advanced Courses
13 Decision theory and Bayesian statistics 203
14 Student activities in survey sampling 222
15 Problems and projects in probability 237
16 Directed projects in a mathematical statistics course 254
Notes 265
References 277
Author Index 288
Subject Index 292
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