Formulas for functions of two variables
This website features a chart of functions with two variables and the equations for their standard deviation. It is from the Engineering Statistics handbook whose goal is to help scientists and engineers incorporate statistical methods in their work as efficiently as possible. A link to tools and aids for using the handbook is provided.
Chance Welcome Page
This site contains materials to help teach a Chance course, an NSF-sponsored quantitative literacy course that was cooperatively developed by the Chance Team. The goal of Chance is to make students more informed, critical readers of current news stories that use probability and statistics. Links to Chance news, the course, video and audio, teaching aids, and related resources are provided.
Amazing Bean Races
Developed for fifth grade and above. Primary biological content area covered:; Plant growth; Seedling morphology; Hypothesis testing; Experimental design; Line graphing; Introductory statistics. Biology In Elementary Schools is a Saint Michael's College student project. The teaching ideas on this page have been found, refined, and developed by students in a college-level course on the teaching of biology at the elementary level. Unless otherwise noted, the lesson plans have been tried at least
Electronic Statistics Textbook
This Electronic Statistics Textbook offers training in the understanding and application of statistics. The material was developed at the StatSoft R&D department based on many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate statistics courses and covers a wide variety of applications, including laboratory research (biomedical, agricultural, etc.), business statistics and forecasting, social science statistics and survey research, data mining, engineering and quality control applications, and many o
Star Library: Regression - Residuals - Why?
As teachers of statistics, we know that residual plots and other diagnostics are important to deciding whether or not linear regression is appropriate for a set of data. Despite talking with our students about this, many students might believe that if the correlation coefficient is strong enough, these diagnostic checks are not important. The data set included in this activity was created to lure students into a situation that looks on the surface to be appropriate for the use of linear regressi
Statistical Tools: Binomial Confidence Interval
This page calculates the confidence interval for a binomial probability.
Treats in a Basket
Students develop intuitive understandings about the probability of landing on particular board spaces when a die is rolled. They analyze the probability of multiple rolls by making outcome tables, trees, etc. Treats in a Basket is designed to encourage students to experiment with probability. It will motivate students to learn about the subject in order win the most treats. It should be played by students who are already comfortable with fractions. Students should also be familiar with calculat
6.079 Introduction to Convex Optimization (MIT)
This course aims to give students the tools and training to recognize convex optimization problems that arise in scientific and engineering applications, presenting the basic theory, and concentrating on modeling aspects and results that are useful in applications. Topics include convex sets, convex functions, optimization problems, least-squares, linear and quadratic programs, semidefinite programming, optimality conditions, and duality theory. Applications to signal processing, control, machin
The Future of Government-Citizen Engagement
As the U.S. moves toward universal broadband access, look for increased government openness, new opportunities for civic engagement, and some dangers along the way, say these panelists.
While Chris Csikszentmihalyi acknowledges the civic potential of broadband, he does not believe it will be a simple matter for geog
The State of Drupal
Dries Buytaert relates a synopsis of his life with Drupal. From its inception during Buytaert's "typical geek" undergraduate days in Antwerp in 1999, to the upcoming release of Drupal 7, Buytaert places a particular emphasis on the community that has been created by the nature of an open source product. Drupal is "softwar
SIN004 : The red fox in rural areas
SIN004 - The red fox in rural areas, is a seven page leaflet made available as a PDF file by Natural England. The leaflet briefly describes the biology, behaviour, social organisation, population statistics, parisites and disease of the fox, before dealing with possible problems and methods of control. References to other literature are given, as well as contacts to discuss control methods.
Making sense of statistics
"Making Sense of Statistics" is a guide for the general public aimed at enabling them to evaluate claims that are made using statistics. The guide considers types of questions which statistics answer, common pitfalls in using statistics, statistical significance, and absolute and relative changes. Links to related websites and books about statistics are listed. A separate short guide entitled "Making Sense of Statistics in an Election" is also available. The guides are published by Sense About S
UNICEF : statistics and monitoring
As part of its work, UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, collects and analyses data on women and children worldwide. It conducts the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS). It is also responsible for the global monitoring of the child-related Millennium Development Goals (MDG). This website provides country statistics, a tool for generating customised statistical tables, core indicators and details of MDG monitoring. The website is available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Chi
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) is one of five regional commissions created by the United Nations (UN) in order to fulfil the economic and social goals set out in the UN Charter by promoting cooperation and integration between the countries in each region of the world. The UNESCWA website provides details of its activities including its focus acreas of sustainable development and productivity, social development, economic development and globalisation
'The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), formerly International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC), sets standards for business financial statements. This website, maintained by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, provides free comprehensive information about international financial reporting. ' It is presented in blog-style format, with the latest standards news, plus giving many useful links to more information or other finance websites. for example, there is information on major bodies
World Federation of Exchanges
The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is the trade association of 52 publicly regulated stock, futures and options exchanges, including the FTSE, Nasdaq OMX, NYSE Euronext etc. The Federation website includes over 10 years of market statistics, business news, a monthly newsletter, Annual Reports, research reports, details of standards / best practices, information about WFE events / conferences and more on the workings of the WFE. It also includes information on the International Options Marke
Statistical database : United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) statistical database offers comparable data for Europe, North America and Central Asia. It covers economics, transport, gender and forestry, with specific datasets covering topics such as industrial production, biological diversity, work-life balance and transport infrastructure. It is maintained by the Statistical Division of the UNECE Secretariat. It provides free access to data structured to facilitate easy retrieval of statistics by u
Founding in 1994at the George Mason University, the non-profit, non-partisan Statistical Assessment Service - STATS is a resource that highlights the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. The goals of the utility are to correct scientific misinformation in the media and in public policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies. Resourc
Storting and Sameting elections: Statistics Norway
This website is maintained by the Norwegian national statistical institution Statistics Norway. This section of its English language website provides free access to information and recent statistics about elections in Norway. It includes local elections and parliamentary elections in the Storting and Sameting. Topics covered include: historical trends in voter turnout levels, recent election results, numbers of member by party and sex in the Norwegian Parliament. Information on copyright and me
This site is maintained by the Australian government. It provides free access to information, and in many cases full text and downloadable files, of Australian official statistics, statistical indicators and public access datasets. These cover all areas of Australian political, economic and social policy. They include maps, electoral boundaries, national and regional statistical datasets and popilation files. The catalogue can be searched or browsed. Technical and copyright information is displa