A SAMPLER OF WWW RESOURCES FOR TEACHING STATISTICS
Section 7- Data, Data, and More Data
Need an example of a regression which is drastically altered by an influential
outlier? Want to find some data to illustrate descriptive statistics which
will appeal to students interested in environmental issues? Looking for
a multivariate dataset to serve as the basis for next week's midterm exam?
Have a student who loves horse racing and wants to use data from past runnings
of the Kentucky Derby for her project? The Web is the place to find loads
of data sources, often in downloadable formats.
Pages of Links to Datasites
Government & Official Agencies Data
There's tons of data produced by various govenment departments, although
it often takes a bit of digging to find it.
Data About the Web
Want to measure some feature of Web pages? You'll need a way to randomly
Or to check how a sample of colleges and universities present themselves
via the web...
Generating simulated data
What data do STUDENTS choose from the web?
Project - online simulation of data from several scenarios with an
empahsis on experimental design. Produced by a group at the Univ.
of Colarado at Boulder, based on software developed at the Univ. of Michigan.
- sample from the population of this online town, with demographics generated
from real Canadian census data -brought to you by Carl Schwarz at Simon
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