Teaching Statistics

A Bag of Tricks

Author: Andrew Gelman,Deborah Nolan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606995

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

View: 9501


Students in the sciences, economics, psychology, social sciences, and medicine take introductory statistics. Statistics is increasingly offered at the high school level as well. However, statistics can be notoriously difficult to teach as it is seen by many students as difficult and boring, if not irrelevant to their subject of choice. To help dispel these misconceptions, Gelman and Nolan have put together this fascinating and thought-provoking book. Based on years of teaching experience the book provides a wealth of demonstrations, examples and projects that involve active student participation. Part I of the book presents a large selection of activities for introductory statistics courses and combines chapters such as, 'First week of class', with exercises to break the ice and get students talking; then 'Descriptive statistics' , collecting and displaying data; then follows the traditional topics - linear regression, data collection, probability and inference. Part II gives tips on what does and what doesn't work in class: how to set up effective demonstrations and examples, how to encourage students to participate in class and 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.

Quantitative Methoden

Author: Björn Rasch,Malte Friese,Wilhelm Johann Hofmann,Ewald Naumann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662096323

Category: Mathematics

Page: 197

View: 1774


Quantitative Methoden. 1. [Statistikbegleitheft 1. Semester]

Author: Malte Friese,Wilhelm Hofmann,Ewald Naumann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783540201663


Page: 221

View: 6780


Keine Angst vor Statistik! Welche Angst plagt die meisten Studienanfdnger im Psychologie-Studium? Die Angst vor der Statistik-Pr fung! Hier schaffen wir Abhilfe denn die Statistik ist ein wichtiges Handwerkszeug, um zu verstehen, wie die Psychologie Erkenntnisse gewinnt und wie ihre Forschungsergebnisse zu bewerten sind. Die Grundlagen dazu werden in der Vorlesung Quantitative Methoden, Statistik oder Methodenlehre vermittelt. Und mit den beiden Bdnden Quantitative Methoden 1/2 meistern Sie diesen Abschnitt des Psychologie-Studiums. - Anwendungsbezogen und verstdndlich werden die Inhalte der Vorlesung erldutert - von Studenten f r Studenten.- Anhand von Pr fungsaufgaben kvnnen Sie in jedem Kapitel das erworbene Wissen berpr fen. Und die Lvsungen gibt es nat rlich auch dazu.- Mit Glossar der wichtigsten Statistik-Begriffe und Verteilungstabellen.

Medical Illuminations

Using Evidence, Visualization and Statistical Thinking to Improve Healthcare

Author: Howard Wainer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191646040

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 1719


Is it sensible to screen for breast or prostate cancer? Should the locations of cancer clusters be made available to the general public? When a doctor wants to perform major surgery and there's no chance for a second opinion, do you agree? The answers to these questions are not as black and white as they may first appear. Medical Illuminations presents thirteen contemporary medical topics, from the diminishing value of mammograms to how to decide if a hip needs to be replaced, to understanding cancer maps. In each case it illustrates how modern tools of statistical thinking and statistical graphics can illuminate our understanding. The goals are to solve some vexing problems that seem perplexing, and to make both the problems and their solutions clear to a non-technical audience. The aim is to ignite in the reader an understanding of statistical thinking, which, though subtle, can be learned without going through arcane mathematics. And, moreover, that learning about how to think in this way provides a huge payoff in the deeper understanding of our complex world.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Author: Daniel Kahneman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141918926

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

View: 2611


The phenomenal international bestseller - 2 million copies sold - that will change the way you make decisions 'A lifetime's worth of wisdom' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics 'There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece. That masterpiece is Thinking, Fast and Slow' Financial Times Why is there more chance we'll believe something if it's in a bold type face? Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch? Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent? The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.

A guide to teaching statistics

innovations and best practices

Author: Michael R. Hulsizer,Linda M. Woolf

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405155731

Category: Education

Page: 253

View: 9522


A Guide to Teaching Statistics: Innovations and Best Practices addresses the critical aspects of teaching statistics to undergraduate students, acting as an invaluable tool for both novice and seasoned teachers of statistics. Guidance on textbook selection, syllabus construction, and course outline Classroom exercises, computer applications, and Internet resources designed to promote active learning Tips for incorporating real data into course content Recommendations on integrating ethics and diversity topics into statistics education Strategies to assess student's statistical literacy, thinking, and reasoning skills Additional material online at www.teachstats.org

Summary: Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State

Review and Analysis of Andrew Gelman's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511001543

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

View: 1285


The must-read summary of Andrew Gelman's book: "Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State: Why Americans Vote the Way They Do". This complete summary of "Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State" by Andrew Gelman, a prominent professor of statistics and political science, shows that in the 2000 and 2004 elections, George W. Bush captured the lower-income states in the South, while the Democrats took the richer states in the Northeast and West Coast. In his book, the author explains how the different parts of the country and the different income-level voters are split in their political voting. This summary examines this paradox and some of its potential variables, as well as explaining what this means for the future of American politics. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand how levels of wealth and education motivate American states to vote how they do • Expand your knowledge of American politics and democracy To learn more, read "Red State, Blue State, Rich State, Poor State" and discover more about how American elections are heavily influenced by wealth distribution and levels of education in every state.

A Quantitative Tour of the Social Sciences

Author: Andrew Gelman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521861985

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

View: 8336


In this book, prominent social scientists describe quantitative models in economics, history, sociology, political science, and psychology.

Die Nacht

Erinnerung und Zeugnis

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451060144


Page: 157

View: 5176


Handbook for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods

Author: Mark E. Ware,Charles L. Brewer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317759354

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 2164


This volume presents a collection of articles selected from Teaching of Psychology, sponsored by APA Division 2. It contains the collective experience of teachers who have successfully dealt with students' statistics anxiety, resistance to conducting literature reviews, and related problems. For those who teach statistics or research methods courses to undergraduate or graduate students in psychology, education, and the social sciences, this book provides many innovative strategies for teaching a variety of methodological concepts and procedures in statistics and research methods courses.

Quantitative Methoden 2. Einführung in die Statistik für Psychologen und Sozialwissenschaftler

Author: Björn Rasch,Malte Friese,Wilhelm Johann Hofmann,Ewald Naumann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 354033310X

Category: Psychology

Page: 226

View: 2257


Ran an die Daten! Als Psychologie-Student/in kennen Sie viele Inhalte bereits zu Studienbeginn. Aber Varianzanalyse, Operationalisierung, Datenniveau? Hemmungen vor soviel Fachbegriffen? Wir schaffen Abhilfe – denn Statistik ist das Handwerkszeug, um zu verstehen, wie Psychologie Erkenntnisse gewinnt und Forschungsergebnisse bewertet. Grundlagen dazu vermittelt die Vorlesung Quantitative Methoden, Statistik, Methodenlehre. Mit den beiden Bänden "Quantitative Methoden 1/2" meistern Sie diesen Abschnitt des Studiums. Anwendungsbezogen, verständlich - von Studenten für Studenten. Mit Prüfungsaufgaben inkl. Lösungen, Glossar, Verteilungstabellen.

Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo

Author: Steve Brooks,Andrew Gelman,Galin Jones,Xiao-Li Meng

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420079425

Category: Mathematics

Page: 619

View: 612


Since their popularization in the 1990s, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods have revolutionized statistical computing and have had an especially profound impact on the practice of Bayesian statistics. Furthermore, MCMC methods have enabled the development and use of intricate models in an astonishing array of disciplines as diverse as fisheries science and economics. The wide-ranging practical importance of MCMC has sparked an expansive and deep investigation into fundamental Markov chain theory. The Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo provides a reference for the broad audience of developers and users of MCMC methodology interested in keeping up with cutting-edge theory and applications. The first half of the book covers MCMC foundations, methodology, and algorithms. The second half considers the use of MCMC in a variety of practical applications including in educational research, astrophysics, brain imaging, ecology, and sociology. The in-depth introductory section of the book allows graduate students and practicing scientists new to MCMC to become thoroughly acquainted with the basic theory, algorithms, and applications. The book supplies detailed examples and case studies of realistic scientific problems presenting the diversity of methods used by the wide-ranging MCMC community. Those familiar with MCMC methods will find this book a useful refresher of current theory and recent developments.


Wie man die richtigen Entscheidungen trifft

Author: Gerd Gigerenzer

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641119901

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 8996


Der neue Bestseller von Gerd Gigerenzer Erinnern wir uns an die weltweite Angst vor der Schweinegrippe, als Experten eine nie dagewesene Pandemie prognostizierten und Impfstoff für Millionen produziert wurde, der später still und heimlich entsorgt werden musste. Für Gerd Gigerenzer ist dies nur ein Beleg unseres irrationalen Umgangs mit Risiken. Und das gilt für Experten ebenso wie für Laien. An Beispielen aus Medizin, Rechtswesen und Finanzwelt erläutert er, wie die Psychologie des Risikos funktioniert, was sie mit unseren entwicklungsgeschichtlich alten Hirnstrukturen zu tun hat und welche Gefahren damit einhergehen. Dabei analysiert er die ungute Rolle von irreführenden Informationen, die von Medien und Fachleuten verbreitet werden. Doch Risiken und Ungewissheiten richtig einzuschätzen kann und sollte jeder lernen. Diese Risikoschulung erprobt Gigerenzer seit vielen Jahren mit verblüffenden Ergebnissen. Sein Fazit: Schon Kinder können lernen, mit Risiken realistisch umzugehen und sich gegen Panikmache wie Verharmlosung zu immunisieren.

Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung für Dummies

Author: Deborah J. Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527805494

Category: Mathematics

Page: 374

View: 1830


Die Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung wird in der Schule oft nur beiläufig behandelt, dabei handelt es sich um ein besonders spannendes und alltagstaugliches Teilgebiet der Mathematik. Für alle, die über dieses Thema noch etwas mehr erfahren wollen oder müssen, erklärt Deborah Rumsey verständlich und mit Humor, was sie unbedingt wissen sollten. Egal ob Kontingenztabelle, zentraler Grenzwertsatz, Stichproben-, Binomial- oder Poissonverteilung, in diesem Buch lernen Sie, was es ist und wie Sie es anwenden. Zu jedem Kapitel finden Sie online eine Übungsaufgabe samt Lösung, um das Gelernte zu festigen. Auch Tipps zu praktischen Anwendungen - ob bei der Arbeit oder am Pokertisch - kommen nicht zu kurz. So finden Sie in diesem Buch alles, was Sie über Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung unbedingt wissen sollten.