Star Library: What Makes the Standard Deviation Larger or Smaller?
The activity is designed to help students develop a better intuitive understanding of what is meant by variability in statistics. Emphasis is placed on the standard deviation as a measure of variability. As they learn about the standard deviation, many students focus on the variability of bar heights in a histogram when asked to compare the variability of two distributions. For these students, variability refers to the “variation” in bar heights. Other students may focus only on the range of
Learning Objectives for Introductory Statistics
This text document lists detailed learning objectives for introductory statistics courses. Learning objectives are brief, clear statements of what learners will be able to perform at the end of a course.
Introduction to Experiments Activity
This activity will allow students to learn the difference between observational studies and experiments, with emphasis on the importance of cause-and-effect relationships.
Introduction to Minitab
This laboratory introduces students to the basics of the Minitab software. Students make use of a basic example (water consumption and temperature) to introduce students to manipulation of data, calculation of descriptive statistics, and creation of histograms.
Java Platform Introduction
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Introduction to Biostatistics
ntroduction to Biostatistics provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning.
Introduction to Molecular Virology
Introductory Virology for 2nd and 3rd year courses The material consists of a series of linked pages exploring an introduction to the concept of viruses, and an exploration of their general properties. This site provides the basis of material for 7-lecture course in introductory microbiology (MCB2016F) and a 20-lecture course (MCB3024S, Defence and Disease) given to third-year students.
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007
Word 2007 is a word processor designed by Microsoft. This manual will get you started using the program and covers: Navigating documents and files; Formatting documents; Creating tables; Using graphics; Printing.
Introduction to Microsoft Windows XP
Windows XP is a computer operating system and graphical user interface GUI which enables you to work with a wide variety of programs on your computer often simultaneously. Windows XP is itself a special computer program that communicates your instructions to the actual computer hardware and displays the results. This manual covers: Using the mouse; Working with the desktop; Using windows; Working with applications; File handling.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007
Microsoft Excel 2007 is a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for windows. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables and a macro programming language called VBA. This guide will get you started working with Excel 2007 and covers: Data entry and formatting, using formulas and functions, presenting data with charts, and database features in Excel.
Introduction for Lecturers New to Teaching in Higher Education
This OER is drawn from a two-day induction course given by the Staff Development Centre for new lecturers at the University of Leicester. It incorporates ten sessions covering such subjects as effective large-group teaching and the use of VLEs in Higher Education. There are nine tasks to be completed by the participants, two of which involve additional handouts.
Training and Development: Introduction and Overview
UKOER Course Pack
Introduction to UNIX
This OER introduces the fundamental commands required to get started with the UNIX operating system
Introduction to HTML
This OER introduces the fundamental tags required to get started with the HTML mark-up language.
Brain Determinism and Free Will
Prof. Peter Clarke : Seminar
Personnel Selection & Assessment Unit 1: Introduction
On completion of this unit students will be able to: describe the contribution that occupational psychologists can make to the design, development and improvement of selection processes; discuss a variety of selection techniques; discuss some of the important practical and theoretical issues in the study of selection techniques; describe selection as a two-way process; describe the key elements of the research methods module that apply to the study of selection and assessment.
Crime and Deviancy : A Sociological Introduction
Introduction to the Commercial Sector in Leisure
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This learning object introduces approaches to thinking about the commercial sector in leisure. Attempts at defining the sector are outlined alongside some of the key characteristics too. Leisure products are differentiated from leisure services. References and Further Reading Baker, M. (1992) Marketing. An Introductory Text. Basingstoke: Macmillan Gratton, C. and Taylor, P (2000) Economics of Sport and Recreation. London:E.& F.N.Spon
Introduction to Visual Data
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This object includes an evaluation of the status and role of visual data in research methods relating to sport, leisure and outdoor adventure. The argument is developed that there is scope for greater sophistication in the analysis of visual data, including mediated data. The claim is made that student research practice may benefit from the teaching of research methods that includes an emphasis on the analysis of visual data, in particular
Introduction to Positivism and Interpretivism
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This is one of a family of reusable or digital learning objects that relate to the conduct of research methods. At a very basic level, it introduces some material about the differences between positivist and interpretivist frameworks of approaching the gathering of data. References and Further Reading McNeill, P. and Chapman, S. (2005) Research Methods. London: Routledge 3rd Edition May, T. (1997) Social Research. Issues, Methods and Pro