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13.1: Resources on the Web for Creating Examples and Activities

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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In the Current News: Surveys, Observational Studies, and Randomized Experiments

Resources by Teachers for Teachers

Survey Methodology

  • http://www.publicagenda.org Nice discussions of issues connected to surveys on hot public issues (abortion, crime, etc.). In particular, click on 'Red Flags' for each issue to see examples of how question wording, survey timing, and so on affect survey results.
  • http://whyfiles.org/009poll/math_primer.html University of Wisconsin Why Files on Polling. Discusses basic polling principles.

Data Sets

Miscellaneous Case Studies and Data Resources

Java and JavaScript Activities

Advanced Placement Statistics Listserve Archives

  • http://mathforum.org/kb/forum.jspa?forumID=67 Searchable archive of thousands of e-mail messages contributed by high school and college statistics teachers about topics as diverse as studies in the news to where to find test questions.

Journal of Statistics Education

  • http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/ Free online journal sponsored by the American Statistical Association. Includes articles about teaching statistics, interesting data sets, and current articles in the news for discussion.

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