Basic Statistics for the Social Sciences
Dr. Frank Tutzauer, instructor
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Help, tutorials, learning aids:
- About Student's T. Did you know
that Student is really a pseudonym, and that "Student's" company would not allow him to publish under
his real name?
Actually, you can find information on all sorts of things mathematical from Eric
Weisstein's Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics online. You can also look at such topics as variance
& sample variance, the Central
Limit Theorem, F-distribution, Chi-Square
distribution, and other topics related to probability
- Bill Trochim's Center for Social Research Methods. In particular,
Trochim, William M. The Research Methods Knowledge Base,
2nd Edition. Internet WWW page, at URL: http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/kb/index.htm (version current as of April
Trochim, William M. [Guide to] Selecting Statistics.
Internet WWW page, at URL: http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/selstat/ssstart.htm.
Trochim, William M. Glossary of Statistical
Terms. Internet WWW page, at URL: http://trochim.human.cornell.edu/selstat/glossary.htm.
- InStat Guide to Choosing and Interpreting Statistical
Tests — Wonderful guide from GraphPad Software that assists you in choosing the appropriate statistical test
and interpreting what the test means. You can also download a pdf
version of the complete guide (154 pages) for printing and/or viewing locally.
- Statsoft Electronic Textbook — Covers elementary
to highly advanced topics. You can even download the entire thing to your hard drive for viewing locally. Really
- Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and
Applications — Online intro stats book by David W. Stockburger, Southwest Missouri State University.
- Hyperstat Online — Introductory-level hypertext
statistics book, by David M. Lane, Rice University.
- A New View of Statistics — A well-organized
and easy-to-use online reference covering elementary to advanced statistical issues. The work was prepared by Will
G. Hopkins of Sportscience, an electronic journal devoted to research on sports and sport performance. Go to their
homepage and check out some of the interesting applications of
statistics to the world of sports.
- DASL: Data And Storage Library — DASL (pronounced
"dazzle") is an online library of datafiles and stories that illustrate the use of basic statistics methods.
You can search the site for a particular topic or method or, if you prefer, you may go directly to a list of methods
with illustrative examples by clicking here.
- Dr. B's Wild World of Web Data —
Looking for a data set in order to do a statistical analysis project? Check out this listing (with links) of data
sets in a variety of interest areas
- Chance Course — Course developed at Dartmouth
designed to develop statistical and probabilistic literacy in an enjoyable way by using materials garnered from
the popular press to illustrate basic ideas.
- VassarStats Online Statistical Calculator —
Online statistical calculator from Richard Lowry (Dept. of Psych. at Vassar College) with nice summaries of techniques
and ability to enter data online and compute statistical results. You may find this useful if you don't otherwise
have access to statistical software. Go directly to the main
menu for a list of procedures.
- Choice models and experimental economics — Game
theory, rationality, judgement and decision making
- Dynamic Modeling — Nonlinear dynamics, complex systems,
- Item Response Theory Models for Unfolding — Contemporary approach
to measurement of latent constructs. This site, put together by Dr. James S. Roberts (Medicual University of South
Carolina), includes background info, examples, and links to software (free and commercial).
of Information Display for Visualization Practitioners — A technical report by Al Globus (NAS, NASA) that reviews
classical work by Edward Tufte regarding design and layout issues in the visual presentation of data. All in all,
a very nice summary of Tufte's work, but you might also want to look at Tufte's actual books since they include
a number of wonderful visual displays in high-quality glossy color.
- Neural Nets
FAQ — Frequently-asked questions on neural nets from the comp.ai.neural-nets newsgroup. In particular, you
may want to check out the discussion comparing
neural nets to statistical methods.
Lighten up, already!