Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study

Developed by Rice University , University of Houston Clear Lake, and Tufts University

Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study is a resource for learning and teaching introductory statistics. It contains material presented in textbook format and as video presentations. This resource features interactive demonstrations and simulations, case studies, and an analysis lab.

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Version 2.0
This version has higher production value, more chapters , and rewritten interactive questions. The interactive questions no longer require Java and therefore work with iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad. The simulations still require Java. We are working to convert the videos to .mp4 format so they also will work with iOS. Many videos have not yet been converted.

This version uses formatting that works better for mobile devices.

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics
This is the original classic with all the original simulations and case studies.

Version in PDF
Interactive e-book (for iPad and now for OS X)

OnlineStatBook Version 1.0
The original site. If you have been using this site you can rest assured that all the pages are still there and nothing has been changed.