Contents of 24-3
Voting Methods Matter p. 78 Alan Kimber
Data from a far from satisfactory election are used to illustrate the effects of changes in voting methods.
Ducks and Green – An Introduction to the Ideas of Hypothesis Testing p. 82 E Seier & C Robe
Testing statistical hypotheses introduces new vocabulary, concepts and a way of thinking that some students might initially find difficult. We provide a simple case that can be used in class as a gentle introduction to the ideas and procedures of hypothesis testing.
Assessment: New Ways of Pupil Evaluation Using Real Data p. 87 Peter Holmes
Typically, external assessment of school statistics concentrates on lower-level skills. This article discusses how use of the real data of CensusAtSchool makes it possible to devise question and activities that assess deeper levels of understanding, as described in Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Learning.
Cleaning Dirty Data in Excel p. 90 Neville Hunt & Sidney Tyrrell
This article gives a flavour of the CHIME materials on data handling in Microsoft Excel. It demonstrates the facilities for data validation within Excel.
A Probability Model for Golf Putting p. 93 Andrew Gelman & Deborah Nolan
We derive a model, using trigonometry and the Normal distribution, for the probability that a golf putt is successful. We describe a class activity in which we lead students through the steps of examining the data, considering possible models, constructing a probability model and checking the fit. The model is, of necessity, over simplified, a point which the class discusses at the end of the demonstration.
Classifying Data Displays with an Assessment of Displays Found in Popular Software p. 96 Robert N Goldman & John D McKenzie Jr
This article provides a scheme for classifying data tables and graphs and then uses this scheme to organize and assess tables and graphs found in three commonly used software packages: Microsoft Excel, Minitab and SPSS. The classification and assessment is of one-, two- and three- dimensional displays.
The Addition Property of Expectation – An Example to Convince p. 102 Henrik Dahl
This article describes an example that is designed to convince students of the addition property of expectation.
11 – 16 Numeracy Starters Pack by Peter Johnson & Abigail Twyman p. 103
Reviewed by Doreen Connor
Statistics for People who (Think They) Hate Statistics by Neil J Salkind p 106
Reviewed by Neil Sheldon
SPSS for Windows Made Simple by P R Kinnear and C D Gray p 107
Reviewed by Clare Morris
LETTER TO THE EDITOR p. 104 Owen Toller
A response to the letters by D V Lindley and Chris du Feu
Corrigendum p. 105 Maxine Pfannkuch, George A F Seber & Chris Wild
A correction to the article by the three authors that appeared in Teaching Statistics volume 24 No 1 (2002)
- News and Notes (108)
- Index to Volume 24 (Inside back Cover)