An Introduction to the Simple Role of Numbers in Social Science Research
Social science is facing increasing demands for research involving 'quantitative' approaches. Among these are the need, expressed by policy-makers, for practical evidence about what works, and the demand, exemplified by the new ESRC guidelines for research training, that all researchers learn something about techniques of analysis involving numbers. At the same time, however, traditional 'quantitative' approaches are facing a major upheaval caused by growing criticism of null hypothesis signific
A National Study of Chronic Disease Prevalence and Access to Care in Uninsured U.S. Adults
Background: No recent national studies have assessed chronic illness prevalence or access to care among persons without insurance in the United States. Objective: To compare reports of chronic conditions and access to care among U.S. adults, by self-reported insurance status. Design: Population-based survey. Setting: National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (1999–2004). Participants: 12 486 patients age 18 to 64 years. Measurements: Estimates of national rates of cardiovascular d
Lecture 28 - 11/29/2010
Royal Statistical Society Center for Statistical Education
This website's purpose it to promote the improvement of statistical education, training and understanding. You will find activities, resources and current news to help in teaching statistics.
Every month we will give you a math/statistics brain teaser that lets you test your knowledge with a fun problem.Many of the ideas in these Teasers come from thoughts formed by some of the great mathematical/statistical geniuses in history.
Real Remote Mass Spring Laboratory Experiments across InternetInherent Part of Integrated E-Learni
The paper presents the application of Integrated e- Learning, presented in general terms at this conference , exemplified on one of the most important parts of Physics - the thematic block Oscillations. The goal of the course of Physics in the chapter of Oscillations is to show the oscillatory movement as a basis of nearly all natural phenomena. The unifying model for all real world systems then may be the mass-spring system constituting the mechanical oscillator. The three constituting c
RobertNiles.com: Statistics Every Writer Should Know
Robert Niles, a journalist and producer for the LA Times, created this site to help other writers learn the basics of statistics. He explains many key concepts that are essential to report accurate, meaningful numbers and facts. After starting with the fundamentals of mean, median, and percent, Niles goes on to describe more advanced topics like normal distribution, margin of error, and data analysis. For each section, an example or two are provided to demonstrate proper usage of the techniques.
This course introduces students to the basic concepts, logic, and issues involved in statistical reasoning. Major topics include exploratory data analysis, an introduction to research methods, probability, and statistical inference. The objectives of this course are to give students confidence in manipulating and drawing conclusions from data and provide them with a critical framework for evaluating study designs and results. An important feature of the course is the use of an intelligent tutori
Empirical Research Methods
Regression analysis is an enormously popular and powerful tool, used ubiquitously in the social and behavioral sciences. Most courses on the subject immediately dive into the mathematical aspects of the subject and illustrate the technique on problems that are already highly structured. As a result, most students come away with little idea of the wide range of problems to which regression analysis can be applied and how to represent those problems in a way that cleverly utilizes readily availabl
Does excessive exposure to violent video games cause violent behavior? Does increased gun availability cause more crime or less? Causal claims permeate everyday life and are constantly the subject of "studies" reported in the newspaper. The material in Causal and Statistical Reasoning examines the nature of causal claims and the statistical sorts of evidence used to support them. The material is contained in: approximately 20 content modules, a repository of over 100 short case studies, and a "C
Arrival of the Twenty-Second Indiana Volunteers
The soldiers are leaving the steamboat City of Alton and walking into St. Louis. Church steeples are in the background. A rowboat is on the shore with two men standing near it. The article says the sketch was made by one of the soldiers, and an excerpt from his accompanying letter is in the article. He says the regiment was in North Madison until August 14, 1861 when they received orders to proceed to St. Louis via Indianapolis. At the Mississippi River they boarded the steamboat City of Alton a
How to conduct a literature search
This resource show you how to conduct a basic literature search including the use of bollean operators - and and or to refine searches
Poverty and Elimination of Urban Health Disparities Challenge and Opportunity
The aim of this article is to examine the intersection of race and poverty, two critical factors fueling persistent racial and ethnic health disparities among urban populations. From the morass of social determinants that shape the health of racial and ethnic communities in our urban centers, we will offer promising practices and potential solutions to eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities.
The effects of explicit teaching of morphemic analysis on vocabulary learning and comprehension and
This study investigated the effects of explicit teaching of morphemic analysis on vocabulary learning and comprehension and its transfer effects to novel words with sixth grade students. Because research states that vocabulary and the ability to decode unfamiliar words is vital for comprehension, an increase in vocabulary learning and comprehension was predicted. A sixth-grade reading class with low reading assessment results was specifically taught twelve affixes and roots chosen from a bank of
Where is Mr. Clean? Household division of labor and the pay gap between men and women
The household division of labor and the pay gap between men and women is examined using the 2003 American Time Use Survey. There are three components to an income determination model: individual, structural and gender level components. The individual component argues that people are rational human beings who make conscious decisions on how to maximize their utility, with increased investments in human capital possibly leading to increases in income. The structural component views society as orga
The effects of activating prior knowledge before reading on students with and without learning disab
Students with learning disabilities use prior knowledge differently than students without learning disabilities. This paper examines what happens to reading fluency, words per minute, and reading comprehension when prior knowledge is activated. By using two reading passages at the fourth grade level, students read one passage without prior knowledge activation and another with prior knowledge activation. The students were timed for words per minute. The reading errors were noted for fluency, and
The consequences of antisocial behavior in older male siblings for younger brothers and sisters
The contribution of younger male and female siblings’ conflict and involvement in deviant activities with their older brothers to younger siblings’ adolescent adjustment problems was examined in the context of parenting. Ineffective parenting during younger siblings’ childhood had no direct effects on adjustment, but facilitated their exposure to older brothers’ deviant peers and activities. The effect of sibling conflict on adjustment was mediated by younger siblings’ co-participation
Discovering Diversity - Taffye
Taffye, associate provost of equity, diversity and community relations discusses the importance of inclusion and diversity on campus and the role that the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Relations plays at ECU
Internet Applications: Java Servlets
Video lecture from a series on Internet Applications delivered by Graham Mansfield. Running time approximately 36 minutes.
Educomics - Using digital comics in the classroom
Educomics http://www.educomics.org/ is a European Union education project. It has built sets of resource materials for teachers based on research and pilot...