AP Statistics

Book Resources:

Soccernomics, Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski, Nation Books, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-56858-425-6 (paperback)

Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports are Played and Games are Won, Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim, 2011, Crown Publishing Group

The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century, David Salsburg, 2001, Henry Holt and Company, ISBN: 978-0-8050-7134-4

General Interest:

Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell, Little, Brown and Company, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-316-01792-3


Web resources:

Statistics Tutorial Resources

http://wise.cgu.edu/index.htm (Claremont Graduate University, Web Interface for Statistics Education)


Statistics Simulations

http://onlinestatbook.com/rvls.html (Rice University Virtual Lab in Statistics)


Statistics Articles (Very helpful for locating articles for your journals)

http://www.gallup.com/Home.aspx (Link to Gallup Poll site)

http://www.nytimes.com/ (Link to New York Times)


http://www.gapminder.org/ (Link to Gapminder Foundation, Gapminder is a non-profit foundation based in Stockholm, Sweden. They promote sustainable global development and the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view)

http://www.significancemagazine.org/view/index.html (Link to Significance Magazine, sponsored by the ASA)


http://www.nejm.org/ (Link to New England Journal of Medicine)

http://www.newscientist.com/ (Link to New Scientist)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/ (Link to Science Daily site)

http://www.sciencemag.org/ (Link to Science Magazine, Magazine sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science)


Links to specific topics:


Simpson's Paradox (Chapter 3, Simpson's Paradox in Sports, BVD)

Population Pyramids (Chapter 5, Comparing Distributions, BVD)

Correlation Applet (Chapter 7, Scatterplots, Association, and Correlation, BVD)

Baseball Simulations (Chapter 11, Understanding Randomness, BVD, Use of simulations in baseball)

Buffon's Needle Experiment (Chapter 11, Understanding Randomness, BVD, Use of simulations in approximating pi)

U.S. 2010 Census (Chapter 12, Sample Surveys, BVD)

Sampling Methods Video (Video 14, Chapter 12, Sample Surveys, BVD)

Observational Studies and Bias in Epidemiologic Research (Chapter 13, Experiments and Observational Studies, BVD)

Cross-Sectional Study Design and Data Analysis (Chapter 13, Experiments and Observational Studies, BVD)

Probability and Poker (Chapter 14,15, Probability, BVD, Probability of various hands in poker)



Expected Value and Variance (Chapter 16, Random Variables, BVD, Odds and prizes relating to the New Jersey Pick 3 Lottery)

Normal Approximation to Binomial Distribution Applet (Chapter 17, Probability Models, BVD)

Sampling Distribution Applet (Chapter 18, Sampling Distribution Models, BVD)

Power Applet (Chapter 21, Type I, Type II errors, and Power, BVD)

Type I and Type II Errors Making Mistakes in the Justice System (Chapter 21, BVD)


Other Links:

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/wsd/Default.aspx (Link to United Nations World Statistics Day, October 20th, 2010)

http://www.ted.com/talks/arthur_benjamin_s_formula_for_changing_math_education.html (Brief talk by Harvey Mudd professor Arthur Benjamin on why statistics trumps calculus)

The Joy of Statistics Video BBC documentary by Professor Hans Rosling, in which he illustrates the beauty and importance of statistics as a means of understanding the world and society in which we live in.

http://www.amstat.org/ Link to the American Statistical Association


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