Web Resources

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The many statistical resources on the web range from easy interactive tutorials on the basic statistics discussed in this chapter to advanced routines of interest only to a specific discipline. They range from “click and go” to “installation required” and often come with a “no guarantees” warning.

Because statistics is a language that transcends discipline, you will find statistical help at many different academic and commercial sites.

The following list errs on the side of brevity. To see the vast range of statistical websites, do your own search or check out the John Pezzullo web page below.

Web Link 1: Easycalculation

Description: A site for a variety of calculators, including statistics.

Web Link 2: GraphPad

Description: Provides basic statistical calculators online. You will find t-test and chi-square calculators here, among others.

Web Link 3: John C. Pezzullo’s Statpages

Description: The starting point for statistical websites.

Web Link 4: UCLA Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR)

Description: The SOCR philosophy for developing and utilizing new IT-resources, tools and educational materials includes the following four principals: 1. Tools must be freely available on the Web (SOCR Motto: It’s online, therefore it exists!) 2. Newly developed materials must be useful, extensible, factually correct, validated and deployed on the web. 3. Tools must be well designed, extensible, platform-independent and open-source. 4. Materials must explicitly utilize some SOCR interactive resources (e.g., activities with applet demos) and provide the means of cross reference by various SOCR tools (e.g., applet calculations citing formulas in instructional materials).

Web Link 5: National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Rankings

Description: The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.

Web Link 6: U.S. Department of Education “College Navigator”

Description: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.

Web Link 7: U.S. News & World Report Education Rankings Methodologies

Description: U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and information, which includes www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com. U.S. News publishes annual print and e-book versions of its authoritative rankings of Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools and Best Hospitals. In 2012 U.S. News launched a conference division focusing on important national conversations and solutions in STEM Education and Hospitals of Tomorrow.