This document lists numerous social justice topics.
This spreadsheet contains data collected on challenged book (not banned books) in the US across 3 years. The purpose of the data is to compute conditional probabilities from data in a contingency table.
Links to data sources are included in the spreadsheet for further exploration.
This example addresses perceptions of equity and covers multiple introductory statistical concepts.
This plugin created for CODAP links to data from the Fatal Encounters website. This website was created as an effort to document people in the United States who were killed during interactions with the police. The data ranges from 2000-2021. The plugin opens in CODAP. Users can subset the data by choosing states they are interested in as well as years. The original dataset has over 35,000 people included in it. Students who open the data via CODAP can quickly make graphs to explore variables of interest.
Engaging and motivating students in undergraduate statistics courses can be enhanced by using topical peer-reviewed publications for analyses as part of course assignments. Given the popularity of on-campus therapy dog stress-reduction programs, this topic fosters buy-in from students whilst providing information regarding the importance of mental health and well-being as it impacts learning. This paper describes how instructors can use a study on the benefits of human–dog interactions to teach students about study design, data collection and ethics, and hypothesis testing. The data and research questions are accessible to students without requiring detailed subject-area knowledge. Students can think carefully about how to collect and analyze data from a randomized controlled trial with two-sample hypothesis tests. Instructors can use these data for short in-class examples or longer assignments and assessments, and throughout this article, we suggest activities and discussion questions.
Some research has suggested that groups of people working on a task can do better if the group is more diverse, since diverse group members can suggest more creative ideas and make better decisions. At the same time, diverse groups can have more conflict than less diverse groups, possibly eliminating those benefits. This dataset is from a study that attempted to understand these factors and how they relate to the testosterone levels of members of the group.