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Educational Resources: Statistics

This list contains resources for teaching and learning statistics.


Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education

A national organization whose mission is to support and advance undergraduate statistics education, in four target areas: resources, professional development, outreach, and research.

Lecture 1 | Machine Learning (Stanford)

Lecture by Professor Andrew Ng for Machine Learning (CS 229) in the Stanford Computer Science department. Professor Ng provides an overview of the course in ...

Chance News reviews current stories in the news that involve probability or statistical concepts.

Speeches, lectures and net meetings hosted by the Royal Statistical Society are available for anybody to view and listen to. Our aim is to make any events hosted by the RSS available to experience

Teach statistics before calculus!

Someone always asks the math teacher, 'Am I going to use calculus in real life?' And for most of us, says Arthur Benjamin, the answer is no. He offers a bold proposal on how to make math education relevant in the digital age.

Statistical teaching initiatives and resources.


DASL is an online library of datafiles and stories that illustrate the use of basic statistics methods. We hope to provide data from a wide variety of topics so that statistics teachers can find real-world examples that will be interesting to their students.

For their centennial, ESA is asking their members identify as the ecological milestones of the last 100 years. They’ve asked the EEB & Flow to consider this question as a blog post. And there are many – ecology has grown from an amateur mix of natural history and physiology to a relevant and mature discipline. Part of this growth rests on major theoretical developments from great ecologists like Clements, Gleason, MacArthur, Whittaker, Wilson, Levins, Tilman and Hubbell. These people provided the ideas needed to move ecology to new territory. But ideas on their own aren’t enough, in the absence of necessary tools and methods. Instead, we argue that modern ecology would not exist without statistics.

Science: A Relationship You May Not Understand

Is science an unreliable partner? Commentator Tania Lombrozo admits that apparent contradictions between scientific studies, particularly those related to human health, can be unsettling. But she says that's no reason to give up on one of your most important partners in life.

Institute for Digital Research and Education - UCLA

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Efficient teaching: Doing active learning an easy way

Here are a few difficult facts about education in college classrooms: Lectures don’t work well. People just don’t really learn much from hour-long lectures. People learn when they discover ideas on...

Latest blog posts on statistics, R, machine learning, data visualization. Stay current and informed about statistics.

The Statistician joined the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society as its Series D from the journal of the Institute of Statisticians after the merger of ...

Web based materials for teaching statistics. Includes simulations, demonstrations, case studies, and an online statistics textbook.

Playing Dumb on Climate Change

Scientists practice a form of self-denial, denying themselves the right to believe anything that has not passed a very high bar.

Statistics Instructors. By Cynthia Brame, CFT Assistant Director Teaching Statistics Statistical analysis is a critical tool in many fields, and as such, it is taught in courses across many disciplines. This teaching guide provides an overview of techniques and strategies that have been shown to improve student learning in statistics courses. It also provides links to resources...

Collected Works

This page brings together and organises most of the posts to date so you can find what you are looking for. Enjoy! You can also use the search facility to find the topic of your interest. Learning ...

There has been a lot of discussion of researcher degrees of freedom lately (e.g. Jeremy here or Andrew Gelman here - PS by my read Gelman got the specific example wrong because I think the authors ...