Saturday, March 03, 2007

Studying Statistics with Internet Resources

I'm currently teaching a beginning statistics class, and I've collected these references. It's amazing how much high quality material is available for free on the Internet!

  • HyperStat Online Statistics Textbook from Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics.
  • Textbook Revolution: Taking the Bite out of Textbooks The free textbooks here are mostly science and engineering topics, but they welcome all sorts of texts.
    Textbook Revolution is the web's source for free educational materials. This is a student-run, volunteer-operated website started in response to the textbook industry's constant drive to maximize profits instead of educational value. TBR...offers one-stop shopping for students and teachers looking for free textbooks and related materials.
  • Electronic Statistics Textbook.
    This Electronic Statistics Textbook offers training in the understanding and application of statistics. The material was developed at the StatSoft R&D department based on many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate statistics courses and covers a wide variety of applications, including laboratory research (biomedical, agricultural, etc.), business statistics and forecasting, social science statistics and survey research, data mining, engineering and quality control applications, and many others.
  • Statistics Internet Library
    Free Internet Statistics Books From Quick Notes--Our Internet Statistics book is free for for students. Instructions for MiniTab, SPSS, and Stata Quest are provided. Excel Statistics Lab Manual is also free for students. Our Statistics Learning Center has material for students, teachers and professionals.
  • The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive. A little off-topic, perhaps, but this is a fascinating resource.
  • Programmers Need To Learn Statistics Or I Will Kill Them All. I don't usually approve of rants, but this made me laugh for a long time.
  • University of Auckland's Internet Gateway Statistics from the library of the University of Auckland. This page contains links to online dictionaries and the like of potential use. See also databases; web resources; etc.

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