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Discovering patterns in interarrival data Early View

  • Journal: Teaching Statistics
  • Authors: Roger W. Johnson
  • Published Date: Feb 21, 2017

Summary It is suggested that students collect interarrival data for customers arriving at a queue. Two common features will often occur across these various datasets. Some...

Using an R shiny to enhance the learning experience of confidence intervals Early View

  • Journal: Teaching Statistics
  • Authors: Immanuel James Williams, Kelley Kim Williams
  • Published Date: Nov 09, 2017

Summary Many students find understanding confidence intervals difficult, especially because of the amalgamation of concepts such as confidence levels, standard error, point...

Handicapping in squash Early View

  • Journal: Teaching Statistics
  • Authors: John Wagaman, Michael Fletcher
  • Published Date: Nov 17, 2017

Summary This article considers how a handicapping system should be devised for squash. It looks at the American scoring system, and whether it is possible to have a fair...

On stochastic dependence Early View

  • Journal: Teaching Statistics
  • Authors: Joerg M. Meyer
  • Published Date: Nov 17, 2017

Summary The contrary of stochastic independence splits up into two cases: pairs of events being favourable or being unfavourable. Examples show that both notions have quite...

Statistics using just one formula Early View

  • Journal: Teaching Statistics
  • Authors: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal
  • Published Date: Sep 29, 2017

Summary This article advocates that introductory statistics be taught by basing all calculations on a single simple margin‐of‐error formula and deriving all of the standard...

Classroom notes – ‘one in ten’ Early View

  • Journal: Teaching Statistics
  • Authors: Lawrence M. Lesser
  • Published Date: Nov 17, 2017

An informal justification for selected degree‐of‐freedom formulae Early View

  • Journal: Teaching Statistics
  • Authors: Doug Cashing
  • Published Date: Nov 09, 2017

Summary This article offers some less‐than‐rigorous explanations for the notion of degrees of freedom, and for the particular formulae to be used when computing those...

Teaching univariate measures of location‐using loss functions Early View

  • Journal: Teaching Statistics
  • Authors: Jon‐Paul Paolino
  • Published Date: Nov 29, 2017

Summary This article presents a new method for introductory teaching of the sample mean, median and mode(s) from a univariate dataset. These basic statistical concepts are...

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