# Datasets

• ### Dataset Example: What Does It Take to Heat a New Room? Estimating Utility Demand in a Home

This article describes a dataset containing energy use data for single-family homes and monthly weather data in the Boston area over a seven year period. The data can help illustrate concepts like central tendency, dispersion, time series analysis, correlation, simple and multiple regression, and variable transformations. Key Words: measurement; forecasting.
• ### An Illustration of Bootstrapping Using Video Lottery Terminal Data

The dataset described in this article contains information on 345 plays on an electronic slot machine and the prize for each. This data can be used to illustrate parametric bootstrapping and tests of independence for two and three-way contingency tables involving random zeroes. Key Words: Simulation; Elementary probabilities.
• ### Data Collection: Data Matters with Excel: Estimating Population Variance

This activity uses Microsoft Excel to estimate the population variance of grouped data two ways: the variance within a group and the variance between groups. This activity accompanies Section 7.3 of Data Matters.
• ### Data Collection: Quantitative Environmental Learning Project

This site provides numerous datasets for graphical display topics including linear, exponential, logistic, power rule, periodic, and other bivariate scatterplots, histograms, and other univariate data. Each data set is accompanied with a description, file format options, and a sample graph.
• ### Data Collection:US Census Bureau: Census 2000 Datasets

Users can select from detailed tables and geographical comparison tables to generate data from the 2000 Census.
• ### data Collection: PollingReport.com

An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion. Gives examples of recent polls, margins of error, questions asked, and sample sizes.
• ### EXCITE

EXCITE is a collection of teaching materials developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to introduce students to public health and epidemiology. Students will learn about the scientific method of inquiry, basic biostatistics, and outbreak investigation. EXCITE adapts readily to team teaching across a variety of subjects, including mathematics, social studies, history, and physical education.

• ### Data Collection+Applets: Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

This website provides data files, examples, guides that are referenced in David Howell's textbook published in 2013. There is also a student manual and links to other useful websites.
• ### Dataset: Rock Fries Your Brains

This exercise uses descriptive statistics to analyze a data set about how rats respond to rock music vs. classical music.
• ### Data Collection: The Pew Research Center For The People & The Press data archive

The Pew Research Center For The People & The Press data archive page contains links to downloadable versions of the Center's survey data which are currently available on the web. Survey data are released six months after the reports are issued and are posted on the web as quickly as possible.