"AGAINST ALL ODDS: INSIDE STATISTICS"

from the Annenberg/CPB Collection
produced by
the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP) and Chedd/Angier,
in cooperation with
the American Statistical Association and the American Society for Quality Control
Released: Fall 1989

Unlock the mysteries of statistics with the public-television series on the real-world applications of this essential subject. The highly engaging 26 half-hour programs feature living examples and field trips by film that motivate statistics learning. Hosted by statistician Dr. Teresa Amabile, a psychology professor at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, the programs present the why as well as the how of statistics using computer animation and documentary segments.

In Chicago this series was shown each semester on WYCC, Channel 20. It is now available free on the Web.

Titles of the 26 programs:

1: WHAT IS STATISTICS?
2: PICTURING DISTRIBUTIONS
3: DESCRIBING DISTRIBUTIONS
4: NORMAL DISTRIBUTIONS
5: NORMAL CALCULATIONS
6: TIME SERIES
7: MODELS FOR GROWTH
8: DESCRIBING RELATIONSHIPS
9: CORRELATION
10: MULTIDIMENSIONAL DATA ANALYSIS
11: THE QUESTION OF CAUSATION
12: EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
13: BLOCKING AND SAMPLING
14:   SAMPLES AND SURVEYS
15: WHAT IS PROBABILITY?
16: RANDOM VARIABLES
17: BINOMIAL DISTRIBUTIONS
18: THE SAMPLE MEAN AND CONTROL CHARTS
19: CONFIDENCE INTERVALS
20: SIGNIFICANCE TESTS
21: INFERENCE FOR ONE MEAN
22: COMPARING TWO MEANS
23: INFERENCE FOR PROPORTIONS
24: INFERENCE FOR TWO-WAY TABLES
25: INFERENCE FOR RELATIONSHIPS
26: CASE STUDY


Minute to Minute Listing of Each Show by Prof. Ed Mansfield, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa


Created   1997: Oct 21          last edited   2006: Dec 24