Synopses & Reviews
This volume takes a positive spin on the field of statistics. Statistics is seen by students as difficult and boring, however, the authors of this book have eliminated that theory. Teaching Statistics: A Bag Of Tricks, brings together a complete set of examples, demonstrations and projects that not only will increase class participation but will help to eliminate any negative feelings toward the area of statistics.
Review
"With this book, Andrew Gelman and Deborah Nolan have taken an excellent step toward inspiring statistics teachers to do more...The outstanding feature of this book is the way in which it details how the applications provided can be carried out in class...This thoughtful book is designed to give statistics teachers a set of demonstrations that they can rely on to teach statistical concepts."--The American Statistician
Review
"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
Review
"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
Review
"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
Synopsis
This volume takes a positive spin on the field of statistics. Statistics is seen by students as difficult and boring, however, the authors of this book have eliminated that theory. Teaching Statistics: A Bag Of Tricks, brings together a complete set of examples, demonstrations and projects that not only will increase class participation but will help to eliminate any negative feelings toward the area of statistics.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
PART I. INTRODUCTORY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
2. First week of class
3. Descriptive statistics
4. Linear regression and correlation
5. Data collection
6. Statistical literacy and the news media
7. Probability
8. Statistical inference
9. Multiple regression and nonlinear models
10. Lying with statistics
PART II. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
11. How to do it
12. Structuring an introductory statistics course
PART III. MORE ADVANCED COURSES
13. Decision theory and Bayesian statistics
14. Student activities in survey sampling
15. Problems and projects in probability
16. Directed projects in a mathematical statistics course
Notes
References
Author Index
Subject Index