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  • My life is an experiment I never had a chance to properly design. The quote is from American statistical consultant Diana Ballard and is also referenced as joke #74 on Gary Remseyer's First Internet Gallery of Statistics Jokes
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  • ... statistical techniques are tools of thought, and not substitutes for thought. Quote of american philosopher Abraham Kaplan (1918-1993) appearing in "The Conduct of Inquiry" (Chandler, 1964) p. 257. Also to be found in "Statistically Speaking" the dictionary of quotations compiled by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither p. 213
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  • Song describes when to use mode, mean, and median. Available at http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/courses/epsy480/songs/central_tendency.mp3
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  • Playful song has recurrent mention of the term heteroscedasticity.
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  • Song describes concepts and steps of hypothesis testing. May be sung to the tune of "Mr. Bojangles" (Jerry Jeff Walker). Musical accompaniment realization and vocals are by Joshua Lintz from University of Texas at El Paso.
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  • Song is simply a quick jingle to help students recall the conceptual interpretation of a standard score (or, z-score), which in turn should help make sense of the formula. May be sung to tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat". Recorded June 26, 2009 at the OSU Whisper Room: Larry Lesser, vocals/guitar; Justin Slauson, engineer.
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  • Song invokes tradeoffs and pitfalls of there being (at least) two kinds of average: mean and median. May be sung to tune of "Love and Marriage" (Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen). Musical accompaniment realization and vocals are by Joshua Lintz from University of Texas at El Paso.
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  • A cartoon that can be used in teaching about summary statistics. Cartoon by John Landers (www.landers.co.uk) based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.
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  • This recording of a web seminar (webinar) provides a tour of the Assessment Resource Tools for Improving Statistical Thinking (ARTIST) web site. During this webinar, ARTIST team member Bob delMas guides you through the ARTIST website. The tour includes an overview of an online collection of literature on assessment in statistics education, much of which can be accessed online or downloaded. Resources for creating alternative forms of assessment such as student projects are also presented. You will also learn about efficient ways to create assessments from items from the ARTIST Item Database using a tool known as the Assessment Builder. By the end of the session, you will have learned how to select assessment items and download them in a format that can be edited with a word processor.
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  • A quick pun about modeling and examining lack of fit by Bruce White
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