USING WEB APPLETS TO ASSIST STATISTICS INSTRUCTION
Robin H. Lock
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY 13617 USA
1999 Joint Mathematics Meetings
San Antonio, Texas
January 15, 1999
Association of America
Browse through the applets and sites listed below.
Set up a course webpage with links to favorite applets.
It doesn't need to be fancy. Start off with just a few links and
add more as you go along.
sample "course" page
- check the effect of bin size on Old Faithful data, Webster West - S.
- see the effects of adding an outlier -Webster West - S. Carolina.
of a Hypothesis Test - graphical look at power for a test of
a mean -Todd Ogden - S. Carolina.
Changes with Correlation - another way of seeing how scatterplot shape
and correlation are related. A non-java applet by Juha Puranen at
the Univ. Of Helsknki.
Correlations - a neat "game" to show the relationship between correlations
and scatterplots - part of the CUWU Statistical Program at Illinois-Champaign-Urbana.
Make a Deal - a simulation of the infamous Monty Hall- Three Doors
problem -Webster West - S. Carolina.
a Regression Line by "Eye" - draw a line on the scatterplot.
MSE error is computed. you can also guess the correlation and see
the least squares line - part of the Rice Virtual lab in Statistics.
Websites with links to lots of applets:
On-line stat packages:
Statlets - a multi-featured
JAVA-based statistics package, with free WWW access for small datasets
(10 variables x 100 cases). Produced by NWP Associates, Inc.
- created by Webster West at the University of South Carolina.
- a one page univariate stat pakage done by Mikael Bonnier - Lund, Sweden.