Population Structures and Cohorts
This module provides a gentle introduction to the use of WebCHIP software and census data to investigate basic population issues. In the first part of this module, you will use data from the 1990 U.S. census to create population pyramids for several racial and ethnic groups. These population pyramids provide the ability to view the age and sex structure of a population.
Introduction to U.S. Census Data
This activity provides an introduction to U.S. Census data using American Factfinder.
Changes in Families and Households: 1950-2000
This module teaches students to think about household and family dynamics over time, and to use computer software to access and analyze census data and to produce and interpret simple statistics.
"Aint I a Woman?" Motherhood and Status Deprivation
The proposed exercises are to be used in my Sociology of Family and my Society and Power courses. The exercise would seem to work best with readings or discussions of gender, family structure, social stratification and life chances. The activity begins with a modified version of an SSDAN exercise created created by Elizabeth Jordan, "The Explosion of Teenage Motherhood: Myth or Reality?" The concluding activity, exercise 2, is designed to give students an introduction to generating and testing a
Mechanical Engineering Careers
This is an introduction to Mechanical Engineering and to this exciting career.
Statistics for Laboratory Scientists II
This course introduces the basic concepts and methods of statistics with applications in the experimental biological sciences. Demonstrates methods of exploring, organizing, and presenting data, and introduces the fundamentals of probability. Presents the foundations of statistical inference, including the concepts of parameters and estimates and the use of the likelihood function, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Topics include experimental design, linear regression, the analysis of
Statistical Reasoning II
Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions. The course builds on the material in Statistical Reasoning in Public Health I , extending the statistical procedures discussed in that course to the multivariate realm, via multiple regression methods. New topics, such as methods for clinical diagnostic testing, and univariate, bivariate, and multivar
Personal Preparedness Planning For Public Health Workers
Public health workers need to understand and implement basic concepts of personal preparedness planning so that they can function effectively as public health emergency responders in a post-9/11 world. These basic preparedness strategies can be applied to meet a broad range of public health emergency response challenges, including - but not limited to - acts of terrorism. Personal Preparedness Planning provides a practical introduction to these concepts that is tailored to the needs of public he
Introduction to Methods for Health Services Research and Evaluation
Introduction to Methods for Health Services Research and Evaluation provides an introduction to basic methods for undertaking research and program evaluation within health services organizations and systems. In addition to basic methods, the course also provides "the state of the art" in research and evaluation through the review of major completed studies. This course is recommended for students who will be carrying out policy research, social science research, or program impact evaluation with
Introduction to the Global Catastrophes Risk Conference 2008
Nick Bostrom provides an introduction to the Global Catastrophic Risks Conference and briefly addressing some of the key themes running through it.
Introduction to the Language Centre
Dr Robert Vanderplank, Director of the Oxford University Language Centre provides an introduction to the facilities.
Complex systems in a Nutshell
Three speakers from the University of Oxford, Felix Reed-Tsochas, Mark Fricker and Jukka-Pekka Onnela, give an introduction and overview of the science of networks focussing on two areas: social and biological networks. Consider the following phenomena - the spread of a fungus to acquire nutrients, links between venture capital funders and innovative ideas, the pattern of email and phone traffic within organisations. It has been dicovered that some of these phenomena can be understood, modelled
Professor Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Dean - Said Business School. The Dean's Podcast 01
Professor Colin Mayer, the Peter Moores Dean, the Said Business School, gives an introduction and overview of the current financial crisis.
Undergraduate Prospectus 2010 - Introduction
Undergraduate Prospectus 2010 - Introduction
UK Climate Impacts Programme
Introduction to the UK Climate Impacts programme at the Environmental Change Institute.
African Ecology: Fire and Ants
Short introduction to research on African Ecology by Dr Kate Parr.
Voluntary Carbon Offsets
Introduction to doctoral research project by student Adam Bumpus at the Environmental Change Institute
Introduction to the Environmental Change Institute
Introduction to research groups and activities at the Environmental Change Institute.
Engaging Developers with Open Source Projects - Introduction
Open source communities have a reputation for being filled with tigers ready to devour any naive developer foolhardy enough to enter their territory. This introduction dispels this myth and sets the scene for the workshop speakers.
Under the Bonnet: Technical Considerations in Running Open University Podcasting
Ben Hawkridge (Open University) talks about the technical aspect of running a university podcasting service: covering questions such as server management, accessibility issues and analyzing usage statistics.