Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Graphing Distributions
  3. Summarizing Distributions
  4. Describing Bivariate Data
  5. Probability
  6. Research Design
  7. Normal Distributions
  8. Advanced Graphs
  9. Sampling Distributions
  10. Estimation
  11. Logic of Hypothesis Testing
  12. Testing Means
  13. Power
  14. Regression
  15. ANOVA
  16. Transformations
  17. Chi Square
  18. Distribution Free Tests
  19. Effect Size
  20. Case Studies
  21. Calculators
  22. Glossary


This version uses formatting that works better for mobile devices.

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

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Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate Education through grants DUE-9751307, DUE-0089435, and DUE-0919818. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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