# Questions tagged [teaching]

For questions about the teaching of probability and statistics, at any level.

228 questions
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
19 views

### Advice for assigning student projects in masters data science stats course [closed]

I'd like some advice on assigning final projects in an applied stats course that I'm developing as part of a master's in data science program. I don't have a lot of experience assigning student ...
• 113
63 views

### Nice real datasets for visually illustrating concepts

I am looking for relatively small (< 1000 sample) real datasets for use in teaching. I would like regression examples with a non-linear relationship between a single input and output ...
1 vote
32 views

### Help with sequencing topics in undergrad stats course

For several years I sequenced my stats course so that estimation theory came before sampling theory. Seemed to make sense—you need a couple of estimators in hand to talk about their distributions. But ...
2k views

### When is it important for a practitioner to understand CIs?

I have a physician friend who asks me questions about stats. He gets confused about stuff, e.g., the definition of a confidence interval (CI) and its intricacies. For example, he finds the following ...
• 2,634
40 views

### Describing guaranteed profit situations which are stronger than just 'superfair wager'

Context. I am tutoring a final year secondary school student in mathematics. To illustrate the principles of card-counting in a situation of sampling without replacement, I've decided to show her a ...
• 2,550
840 views

### Why are statistics textbook questions so frequently totally artificial?

Anyone who reads the questions here on a regular basis quickly recognizes some questions as being from textbooks or exams. Such questions need the self-study tag and one reason for closing a question ...
110 views

### "Famous" set of correlation plots used for teaching

I am familiar with Anscombe's quartet I am now looking for a different set of plots. From what I remember, these all had correlations of zero, and there was a question here on CV, and I think it was ...
• 409
148 views

### Can I convert a frequentist p-value into a Bayesian Posterior Probability

I am drafting a teaching session for fellow clinicians to try and provide a somewhat intuitive understanding on how Bayesian statistics differs from the frequentist methods we are taught at medical ...
• 191
71 views

### Different conclusion from confidence interval and NHST

I would like to ask. I gave to students an example where they test : $H_0: \pi=0.65$ $Ha: \pi>0.65$ $\hat{p}= 0.76$ $n=50$ Students have to calculate NHST and also confidence interval for ...
3k views

### Besides the Literary Digest poll of 1936, what are some famous examples of biased samples that led to erroneous conclusions?

The Literary Digest poll of 1936 is often mentioned to show the dangers of using convenience sampling. Are there other famous examples where a wrong sampling method led to erroneous conclusions? I ask ...
7k views

### How to explain 1.5 children?

I teach undergrad stats and every year one student asks "You can't have 1.5 children" (the mean for the dataset). I am flummoxed every time to create a sensical answer. I've tried: "no ...
• 313
400 views

### Why do we adjust for within-group variability in statistical testing of differences in group means?

I hope this question fits the forum. I'm not a statistician, but have received decent training in statistics and use statistical modeling in my daily work. I've been tasked to give a very condensed &...
• 2,448
40 views

### What are some Wikipedia articles on statistics that contain erroneous statements? [closed]

I've noticed that sometimes, statements made in Wikipedia articles about statistics are criticized on CrossValidated. I understand that one does not necessarily have the time to edit an article to fix ...
• 21
1 vote
58 views

### Most efficient way of converting a Quarto document to a presentation [closed]

I currently have a large body of statistics lecture notes that I wrote in Rmarkdown/Quarto document format, and I am looking to convert these notes to Quarto presentations in the simplest way possible....
75 views

### Which random variables $X,Y$ are related by $Y=X^2$ operation? [closed]

For which $X$ coming from some named distribution family, does distribution of $X^2$ also have a name? Here are some examples I found, any others? ...
• 6,307
84 views

• 2,758
267 views

### Why don't textbooks on statistics start with an introduction to probability?

I recently read through Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes by Hossein Pishro-Nik (free online version available here), and what I liked most about it is that it starts off ...
• 5,110
1 vote