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Teaching Quantitative and Qualitative Methods


Teaching Quantitative Methods

  • Teaching Statistics and Quantitative Methods into the 21st Century
    A mini-conference held in March 2017 and sponsored by Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Div. 5 of APA and the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology.
  • Statistical Thinking (University of Baltimore)
    This page, by Hossein Arsham, DSc, provides detailed tutorials on an enormous array of statistical topics, including narrative, formulas, diagrams, and links to selected web-based calculators. The site is said to be for business/managerial topics, but it would appear to be useful for learning statistics, regardless of discipline.
  • StatPages - Hundreds of online calculators
    Retired professor John C. Pezzullo has compiled a gigantic set of links to online statistical calculators (380 calculating pages and over 600 links overall). Some of the online calculators allow input of raw data, whereas others will accept sample statistics (e.g., means, SD's, frequencies) and provide statistical tests (e.g., t, chi-square). For the kinds of specialized statistical tests that researchers generally had to do by hand calculation in yesteryear, such as comparing correlation coefficients, online calculators are now available.
  • Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics
    Like other pages, the Rice Virtual Lab provides tutorials and calculators. Other features that are unique (or relatively so) to the Rice page include interactive, animated activities to demonstrate statistical concepts (e.g., for correlations with restriction of range, the user can set the boundaries of data values and see what happens to the value of r), and case studies of experiments and their data analyses.
  • StatSoft Electronic Textbook
    This site provides tutorials on a wide array of statistical topics, with a generous supply of diagrams (some of them interactive).
  • American Statistical Association
    This venerable organization (founded in 1839) is a major home for statisticians. Although much of the scholarship of ASA's journals and meetings covers "pure" statistics, the organization also has more applied sections, including those on health, sports, and methodology.
  • Journal of Statistics Education
    One of ASA's journals, JSE provides substantive free online articles on the teaching of statistics, as well as an archive of small, "real world" datasets for instructors to use in their stat classes.
  • Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE)
    This NSF-funded organization, which grew out of an ASA initiative, lists four areas in which it aims to advance undergraduate statistics education, "resources, professional development, outreach, and research." In connection with CAUSE, national conferences on the teaching of statistics have been hosted biennially (odd-numbered years) since 2005, with the 2011 conference scheduled for North Carolina. In addition, CAUSE provides a number of web-based resources including classroom activities and "webinars" (seminars, in which the audio and slides are made available live and in archived form).
  • Principles of Learning Statistics
    This site provides pedagogical advice to statistics instructors, drawing upon empirical findings on how students learn.
  • Assessment Tools for Statistical Literacy
    This NSF-funded project focuses on assessment of students' learning of statistics. The site provides a repository of assessment ideas and measures, including test items, surveys, and projects students can do.
  • Quantitative Reasoning University
    This site provides a list of readings (many of them from popular media) to further statistical understanding, as well as a list of 10 questions that savvy statistical consumers would want to ask.
  • WISE Web Interface for Statistics Education
    This resource from Claremont Graduate University provides self-guided interactive tutorials.
  • International Association for Statistics Education
    This organization serves the international statistics-education community, offering publications, conferences and other resources.
  • Roger Kirk: What I have Learned about Teaching Statistics
    Roger Kirk (Div. 5 fellow and past president) is a winner of APA's Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. In 2014, he won the Cornelia Marschall Smith Award at Baylor University and for his talk discussed what he learned about teaching statistics for over 50 years.
  • Observation Oriented Modeling (OOM)
    This site provides videos by James Grice on the topic OOM. Topics range from an introduction to the method to instructions on how to use the OOM software.

Teaching Qualitative Methods

  • Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (Graduate Training, Undergraduate Teaching)
    Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology committees have focused on developing and identifying resources for teaching qualitative inquiry and learning about graduate training 's resources for teaching qualitative inquiry and learning about graduate training.
Date created: October 2017