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"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*