Statistical teaching initiatives and resources around the world. See also Courses with Online Materials and Data Sets.
- What is
Lively case studies from science, finance and sport introducing visitors to statistical thinking. University of
- Chance and Data in the News.
Articles illustrating statistical principles from the Tasmanian metropolitan daily
newspaper, The Mercury, with discussions by Jane Watson of the University of Tasmania. A
joint project of The Mercury, the University of Tasmania, and the Australian Association
of Mathematics Teachers.
- Surfstat Australia.
An online text in introductory statistics. Keith Dear,
Australian National University.
Directories of Resources
Online Tutorials or Textbooks
- CAST. Computer-assisted statistics teaching. A
comprehensive textbook on a computer. Douglas
Stirling, Massey University.
- Defense Acquisition University Stat
Refresher. An interactive tutorial covering basic probability, random variables,
moments, distributions, data analysis including regression, moving averages, exponential
smoothing, and clustering. Designed for the Defense Acquisition University by the Center
for the New Engineer, George Mason University.
- Electronic Statistics
Textbook. An online textbook, with brief comments on a wide range of topics from basic
to advanced, including variance components, neural networks, multidimensional scaling and
so on. The emphasis is on techniques rather than concepts or mathematics. StatSoft Inc.
- HipEstat. An online textbook in
Spanish. Juan Martínez de Lejarza and Ignacio Martínez de Lejarza, Universidad de
- HyperStat Online. A
substantial introductory-level statistics book including power, factorial ANOVA, between
and within-subjects ANOVA, chi-square and distribution-free tests. David Lane, Rice
- Introduction to Probability, Statistics, and Random Processes by Hossein Pishro-Nik.
Interactive version of a probability textbook for undergraduate and first-year graduate students.
- Online Statistics Textbook by Jan de
Leeuw, University of California, Los Angeles.
- Psychological Statistics at SMSU. Online
textbooks and extensive course materials. David Stockburger, Southwest Missouri State
- Statistical Associates E-Books.
The Statistical Associates "Blue Book" series on statistical and research methodology topics.
Some e-books are free for download, others must be purchased through Amazon.
- Statistics Every Writer Should Know. A
series of very user friendly beginning tutorials on statistics, suitable for school
students as well as non-mathematics undergraduates. Robert Niles.
- Stat Trek. An online tutorial on
probability, hypothesis testing and survey sampling, as well as some online
A collection of lectures on probability theory and mathematical statistics.
- Elementary Statistics
Applets. Interactive java applets for Student's t-Test, ANOVA, Simple Least Squares
and Spearman's Rank Correlation. Bryan Lewis, Kent State University.
- Java Applets. Links to various
Java applications for teaching statistics. Duke University.
- Probability by
Surprise. Teaching by paradox. Graphics and animations for developed for
teaching introductory probability. Susan Holmes, Stanford University.
- StatiBot. An interactive
www-based expert system for basic statistical analysis. Has a nice interface. Dominik Heeb,
- Virtual Laboratories in Statistics. A
National Science Foundation funded project to develop interactive modules for introductory
statistics. Kyle Siegrist, University of Alabama, Huntsville.
- Academic Assistance Access. Provides
free tutorial assistance to students in a number of high school and college students using
a mailing list format. There is a dedicated mailing list for statistics.
- Annenberg/CPB Projects Learner Online. Using
telecommunications to improve learning. Corporation for Public Broadcasting with funding
from the Annenberg School of Communications.
- ASA Section on Statistical
Education. Includes the newsletter of the section online.
- Berrie's Statistics Page. Illustrates some
probability and statistics concepts, such as the Poisson distribution and the Central
Limit Theorem, using short videos. Netherlands.
- Chance Database.
This data base contains materials designed help teach a Chance course or a more standard
introductory probability or statistics course. The aim of a Chance course is make students
more informed and critical readers of current news involving statistical issues as it
appears in newspapers, journals and magazines. Laurie Snell, Dartmouth College.
- Case Studies in Statistics. Jan de Leeuw,
University of California, Los Angeles.
- Learning and Teaching Support Network:
Maths, Stats and OR. Includes the Allstat mailing list. Based at the
University of Glasgow.
- EdStat News
Archive. Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University.
Encyclopedia of Statistical Examples and Exercises. Will contain real world examples
of the abuses and uses of statistics. The current web site is a preview. Ohio State
- Free Stat Help. Help from a
former statistics professor for students in college and graduate level
- Gary C Ramseyer's First Internet Gallery of Statistics Jokes.
Gary Ramseyer, Illinois State University.
- Glossary of Statistical
Terms. Howard Hoffman, Bryn Mawr College.
Association of Statistical Education. A section of the ISI.
Statistical Literacy Project. A project of the International Association
of Statistical Education. Carol Blumberg and Nicole Machacek, Winona State
Statistics Demonstrations. Series of animated demonstrations of basic statistics
concepts. David Wallace, Ohio University.
- Mathematics Archives: Teaching
Materials. A substantial collection of archives and links for teaching mathematics,
including statistics. University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
- MathLink. A Web based professional
development program for high school mathematics teachers. University of Illinois,
- MendelWel. Resources for teachers and
students interested in the origins of genetics, data analysis, probability. Roger
- Random Statistical Quotes.
John Behrens, Arizona State University.
- Sampling in
Research. A tutorial on creating samples to obtain accurate research data. Cornell
Paradox. A light-hearted essay. Alan Crowe.
- SMART: Statistics and
Mathematics as Advanced Research Tools. A series of integrated modules (an
`explorapaedia') for training scientists and research students in the biosciences in
statistical techniques. A collaborative project coordinated by Mike Talbot, University of
Edinburgh. Includes an extensive directory of other statistics education projects on the
- Squeezed Books: Statistics Resources for Businesses and Educators.
- Statistical Instruction Internet Palette.
A palette of resources for statistics students and instructors, including a data gallery,
a data web, computing and graphing studios and an annotated formula gallery. John Behrens,
Arizona State University.
- Statistically Speaking: a
Dictionary of Quotations. Information about the book, with several example quotations.
Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither.
Education Bibliography. A large, partially annotated, list of references on teaching
statistics compiled by Sashi Sharma and Andy Begg, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Online at the University of Perugia.
- StatsNotes: Learning Materials and Quizzes.
Russel John, Mathematics and Statistics, Murdoch University, Australia.
- STATS: Statistical Thinking with Active Teaching
Strategies. Development workshops conducted by the Mathematical Association of America
for mathematicians who teach courses in introductory statistics. The goal is to teach
statistical thinking with more data and concepts, less theory and fewer recipes. Project
reports and data sets are available from workshops held at:
- Teaching and Learning Technology Programme.
A UK wide program aiming to make teaching and learning more productive and efficient by
harnessing modern technology. This link is to the central server at Heriot-Watt
University. The program funds two statistics projects:
- STEPS. Statistical education
through problem solving. University of Glasgow.
- Quercus. Tutoring package
teaching statistics and Minitab to bioscientists. University of Strathclyde. Download the latest
- Teaching Materials
for Biomedical Researchers. Frank Harrell, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology,
Department of Health Evaluation Sciences, University of Virginia.
- What Every New Graduate
Should Know. Department of Computer Science, University of Indiana.