Welcome to ISI-stats.com



 
Introduction to Statistical Investigations is an introductory statistics text developed by Nathan Tintle (Dordt College), Beth Chance (Cal Poly), George Cobb (Mt Holyoke), Allan Rossman (Cal Poly), Soma Roy (Cal Poly), Todd Swanson (Hope College) and Jill VanderStoep (Hope College).  The first edition is available from John Wiley & Sons. (Text Website at Wiley) 

The text differs from traditional texts in both content and pedagogy.  Statistical inference is introduced using simulation-based methods in Chapter 1.  This allows students to intuitively understand the process of inference from the very beginning of their course. Concepts of statistical inference are then explored for the entire text instead of only the last half as do many traditional texts. Students are actively engaged in the material through numerous activities in which they flip coins, draw cards, collect data, do computer simulations and run experiments.  Computer simulations are done with freely available applets.  (See Efficacy Flyer for information on student performance.)

Click here for more information.



Intermediate Statistical Investigations is a  text currently being developed  by Nathan Tintle (Dordt College), Beth Chance (Cal Poly), Karen McGaughey (Cal Poly), Soma Roy (Cal Poly), Todd Swanson (Hope College) and Jill VanderStoep (Hope College) for a second course in statistics.

The text differs from traditional texts in both content and pedagogy.  From the Preliminaries chapter, students focus on multivariate thinking to explain variation in the response variable.  Students are actively engaged in the material with easy-to-use applets for initial visualization and analysis..
     
This material is based upon work supported from the National Science Foundation under (Grant DUE-1140629) and (Grant DUE-1323210) and (Grant DUE-1612201)
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.