# One Numerical Variable Methods

• ### Explanatory Style and Athletic Performance

As described in the web page itself: "This document was prepared as an illustration of the use of both t tests and correlation/regression analysis in drawing conclusions from data in an actual study." The study compares athletic performance of swimmers that are optimists vs. pessimists.
• ### 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.
• ### The Cereal Box Problem: A lesson in expected value

Poses the following problem: Suppose there was one of six prizes inside your favorite box of cereal. Perhaps it's a pen, a plastic movie character, or a picture card. How many boxes of cereal would you expect to have to buy, to get all six prizes?

• ### Data Collection Articles: Journal of Statistics Education

The Journal of Statistics Education disseminates knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all levels, including elementary, secondary, post-secondary, post-graduate, continuing, and workplace education. It is distributed electronically and, in accord with its broad focus, publishes articles that enhance the exchange of a diversity of interesting and useful information among educators, practitioners, and researchers around the world. The intended audience includes anyone who teaches statistics, as well as those interested in research on statistical and probabilistic reasoning. All submissions are rigorously refereed using a double-blind peer review process.
• ### DIG Stats: Seed Harvester Ant Activity

In this activity, students will calculate confidence intervals for the mean weight (in milligrams) of seed harvester ants for 4 size classes of the ants. Questions about the exercise and links to Excel and TI-83 instructions are given. This data exists in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
• ### DIG Stats: Coliform Activity

In this activity, students will perform a t-test to see if fecal coliform counts collected from Blackwater Creek in Lynchburg, Virginia differ before and after rain showers. Questions about the exercise and links to Excel and TI-83 instructions are given. The data exist in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
• ### DIG Stats: Football Activity

In this activity, students will perform a t-test to determine if there is a significant difference between the kicking distances of a football filled with helium and one filled with regular air. Questions about the exercise and links to Excel and TI-83 instructions are given. The data exist in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
• ### DIG Stats: Health Insurance Activity

In this activity, students will perform a chi-squared test on the number of people with health insurance by age to determine whether there is a relationship between age and insurance coverage. Questions about the exercise and a link to the DIG Stats Online Chi-Squared Calculator are given. The data exist in Excel and text formats.
• ### Dataset Example: DIG Stats: Acid Rain Activity

In this activity, students will perform a one sample t-test to see if the pH level of rain collected by the EPA is less than the pH standard for acid rain (5.6). Questions about the exercise and links to a t-test applet and TI-83 instructions are given. The data exist in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
• ### DIG Stats: Cloud Seeding Activity

In this activity, students will perform a two-way ANOVA on a dataset containing rainfall amounts for seeded and unseeded clouds in each of the 4 seasons. Questions about the exercise are given as well as a link to Excel instructions. The data exist in Excel and text formats.