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ANOVA for Regression
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This site, created by Michelle Lacey of Yale University, gives an explanation, a definition and an example of ANOVA for regression. Topics include analysis of variance calculations for simple and multiple regression, and F-statistics. This is a great overview of this topic.

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American Mathematical Society Journals
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A list of mathematics journals with articles on the Web and a list of Web sites for printed journals, with tables of contents of issues, abstracts of papers, actual papers, information about submissions and subscriptions, etc. See also the Annual Listing of New Journals in Mathematics file, which notes newly established journals devoted to papers in mathematics, organized by year.

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Analysis Of Categorical Dependent Variables With SAS And SPSS
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This tutorial, created by Choong-Geun Chung of Indiana University, Bloomington, contains SAS and SPSS instructions for categorical analysis techniques such as logistic regression and probit regression including models for ordered or unordered multiple choices. Key concepts of this lesson include multinomial logistic and conditional logistic regression.

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The Anthill and Molecular Motion
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This website, created by Paul Trunfio and Gary McGath of Boston University's Center for Polymer Studies, provides the description and instructions for the the Anthill and Molecular Motion Java applet. Some of the topics covered include: mixing, diffusion, and contour plots. Overall, this is a fine resource for any mathematics classroom, especially one interested in statistics.

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Trunfio, Paul
BGIM : Maximum Likelihood Estimation Primer
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Created by Shaun Purcell of the Social, Genetic and Development Pyschiatry Research Centre, this set of pages is an introduction to the maximum likelihood estimation. It discusses the likelihood and log-likelihood functions and the process of optimizing. The author breaks the page down in this way: introduction, model-fitting, MLE in practice, likelihood ratio test, MLE analysis of twin data and MLE analysis of linkage data. The author offers further reading for extra study of this statistical method.

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Backward Probability Template
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Given the population incidence of a certain disease, and the conditional probabilities of positive and negative test results, what are the probabilities for a particular test result of a true positive, true negative, false positive, and false negative? Adaptable to other kinds of conditional situations. Although this page is adaptable to a variety of backward probability situations, its exemplary case is the one in which one is seeking to make sense of the result of a medical test.

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Bacteria Allocation Using Monte Carlo
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This applet, created by David Hill and Lila Roberts, uses the Monte Carlo technique to simulate a count of bacteria that are present as a result of a certain sampling process. This simulation could be modified to perform other experiments. This experiment is geared towards high school calculus students or probability courses for mathematics majors in college. Students must possess a basic understanding of probability concepts before performing this experiment. Overall, it is a nice activity for a mathematics classroom.

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Mathematics
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Hill, David R.
Roberts, Lila F.
Badmintion or Basketball?
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This activity, created by faculty members at the University of Virginia, addresses the concept of sample space. It provides a multi-step procedure and three handouts, which accompany the activity. The activities are either basketball or badminton lesson plans, for a gym teacher. Students are divided in half and form groups to find the most efficient use of gym class time. It addresses events and the availability misconception as well as grouping and forming committees. This is a great classroom activity for students learning about statistics.

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Basic Linear Correlation and Regression: Data-Import Version
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The following pages calculate r, r-squared, regression constants, Y residuals, and standard error of estimate for a set of N bivariate values of X and Y, and perform a t-test for the significance of the obtained value of r. Allows for import of raw data from a spreadsheet; for samples of any size, large or small.

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Bayes' Theorem: "Adjustment of Subjective Confidence"
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This website, created by Richard Lowry of Vassar College, is an application of Bayes' Theorem that performs the same calculations for the situation where the several probabilities are constructed as indices of subjective confidence. This is a nice interactive website for students and faculty interested in statistics.

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Bayes' Theorem: Conditional Probabilities
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To perform calculations using Bayes' theorem, enter the probability for one or the other of the items in each of the following pairs (the remaining item in each pair will be calculated automatically). A probability value can be entered as either a decimal fraction such as .25 or a common fraction such as 1/4

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Bayesian Calculator
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This page, created by Michael H. Birnbaum of Fullerton University, uses Bayes' Theorem to calculate the probability of a hypothesis given a datum. An example about cancer is given to help users understand Bayes' Theorem and the calculator. This page is a great representation of conditional probability. Detailed instructions are provided on proper use of the calculator.

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Binomial Histogram
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This Binomial applet allows the user to adjust the n and the p and see the resulting histogram. There is also an option to overlay the normal distribution over the histogram. The "area from" and "to" scrollbars and text boxes allow you to select a range of possible "successes," for which the applet will calculate the probability, displayed after "selected area."

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Mathematics
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Stark, Philip B.
Binomial Probabilities
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The page will calculate the following: exact binomial probabilities, approximation via the normal distribution, approximation via the poisson distribution. This page will calculate and/or estimate binomial probabilities for situations of the general "k out of n" type, where k is the number of times a binomial outcome is observed or stipulated to occur, p is the probability that the outcome will occur on any particular occasion, q is the complementary probability (1-p) that the outcome will not occur on any particular occasion, and n is the number of occasions.

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Binomial Probability Model
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This resource, created by the statistics departed at Western Michigan University, helps define and explain binomial probability. It includes examples and exercises for the learner which facilitate further understanding of the subject. Overall, this specific site is perfect for users studying statistics, more specifically probability testing.

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Abebe, Asheber
Daniels, John E.
Kapenga, J.A.
McKean, Joe W.
The Birthday Problem
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This lesson, created by faculty members at the University of Virginia, is based on Lawrence Lesser's article that describes the set-up of the spreadsheet simulation and Cindia Stewart's lesson that seeks to answer the Birthday Problem using three different methods. Probability topics include: sample size, Law of Large Numbers, complementary probabilities, and independence of events. The authors include external reference for those looking for more resources on this subject.

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The Birthday Suprise
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This lesson is often used in introductory courses on probability and statistics. The material uses real data to introduce probabilistic simulation. Students will take random samples of data to demonstrate the importance of obtaining a good sample from a population. A blog has also been created by the originator of this exercise for students to share their results.

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Body Measures: Exploring Distributions and Graphs Using Cooperative Learning
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Using cooperative learning methods, this lesson introduces distributions for univariate data, emphasizing how distributions help us visualize central tendencies and variability. Students collect real data on head circumference and hand span, then describe the distributions in terms of shape, center, and spread. The lesson moves from informal to more technically appropriate descriptions of distributions.

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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
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Cary Roseth
Roseth, Cary J.
Boxplot
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This site, created by Michelle Lacey of Yale University, give a definition and an example of boxplots. Topics include outliers, medians, as well as lower and upper quartiles. The author addresses the possible uses of this type of graph. She focuses on the reasons and also academic disciplines this type of graph is suited for. While brief, this is still a useful reference for a classroom studying statistics.

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Breaking The Rectangular Transposition Encryption System
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This applet, created by Kevin O'Bryant of the University of California - San Diego, illustrates the code breaking process entitled "Rectangular Transposition Encryption System." This interactive resource is fun, but still educational. It would be a perfect teaching tool for any classroom interested in statistics.

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O\'Bryant, Kevin