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Gary Ramseyer

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Visit this site: http://www.ilstu.edu/~gcramsey/

Author:Dept. of Psychology, Illinois State University
Description: A professor of psychology, specializing in statistics and measurement. His site features the First Internet Gallery of Statistics Jokes and a column on statistical topics of interest, with an archive. Columns include: the birthday problem (given a room with a random collection of N people, what is the minimum N needed for an observer to state there is greater than a 50-50 chance of at least two people having identical birthdays?); the World Famous Three Step Method (a three-step sequence for calculating the sample standard deviation); tips for teachers and students of basic statistics; sample bias in election polls; penny spinning (vs. flipping) statistics (it's not 50/50!); and some statistics jargon that lends itself to false definitions. With links to Ramseyer's class syllabi.

Levels: College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Syllabi, Problems/Puzzles, Humor
Math Topics: Statistics, Psychology
Math Ed Topics: Teaching Issues/Strategies

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