> > By the way--thank you, Bruce, for the book recommendations. What is > most clear to me from all my conversations with people is that no > single text does an adequate job of covering what is on the AP > syllabus, so we all need to use as many resources as we can get our > hands on. I am especially interested in the books with good data > sets and projects, which I have found hard to come by. > > Tim Brown
My favorite paper on projects is one Christopher Field had in the 1985 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education of the ASA. Sammples:
Are there more incidents in a mental institution during a full moon?
Who does the grocery shopping in a supermarket, looking at factors of age, sex, size of order?
How does yeild of popcorn depend on brand of corn and type of popper?
Do you get more red lights when you are in a hurry?
Alas, hardly anyone has these decade old proceedings laying around. Which brings me to my main point: is there any way we could get together an anthology of papers relevant to AP Stats. that have been published in places to which high school teachers would normally not have access? I imagine the ASA would hold the copyright to most of these.
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