Video and Multimedia

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Video Links

Experimental Design

This video clip provides two examples of experimental design (2:40).

Sebastian Wernicke: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics (about TEDTalks)

Dr. Sebastian Wernicke, Chief Data Scientist of ONE LOGIC, gives a tongue-in-cheek talk on using statistical analysis to create "the optimum TEDTalk" based on TED user ratings.

What are Variables?

This video clip describes what a variable is and types of variables including continuous, discrete, quantitative, and qualitative. To view the video, after you click on the link, click on the ‘view video’ blue box under the ‘What are Variables’ heading (5:15).


Audio Links

Why Reporting on Scientific Research May Warp Findings

An NPR audio clip about how the pressure to publish original research can mean scientists are neglecting to verify the work of others (5:15).

What Causes What?

This NPR clip interviews Charles Wheelan, author of the book Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, who discusses correlation and causation (18:08).

Taking a Closer Look at Milgram’s Shocking Obedience Study

An NPR audio clip discusses Stanley Milgram’s obedience studies and highlights a researcher’s interviews with his subjects decades later (8:21).


Web Links

Class activities to teach descriptive statistics provides various activities and projects instructors can use to further illustrate descriptive statistics.

What are variables?

Provides description, examples, and visual representation of continuous, discrete, quantitative, and qualitative variables.

Quantitative and Qualitative Data

This page provides descriptions, examples and visual representation of qualitative and quantitative variables.

Input Data in SPSS

This provides an overview of how to input data and label it in SPSS.