Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks / Edition 1

Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks / Edition 1

by Andrew Gelman, Deborah Nolan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198572247

ISBN-13: 9780198572244

Pub. Date: 10/03/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198572244
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/03/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
904,238
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

1Introduction1
Pt. IIntroductory Probability and Statistics
2First week of class11
3Descriptive statistics19
4Linear regression and correlation38
5Data collection48
6Statistical literacy and the news media76
7Probability103
8Statistical inference120
9Multiple regression and nonlinear models137
10Lying with statistics147
Pt. IIPutting it all Together
11How to do it167
12Structuring an introductory statistics course189
Pt. IIIMore Advanced Courses
13Decision theory and Bayesian statistics203
14Student activities in survey sampling222
15Problems and projects in probability237
16Directed projects in a mathematical statistics course254
Notes265
References277
Author Index288
Subject Index292

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