Steps Problem Modules

Synopsis
Problem-based modules in statistics suitable for use in practical sessions using material from biology, geography, business and psychlogy. Approximately 1-3 hours of teaching material per module.
1 (17 disks): All creatures great and small (BMI); skinfold thickness (SFT); trials and tribulations; the birds and the bees; IgE (immunoglobulin E); ‘ROC’ (medical screening); Eureka!; sterility testing; dyed eyes; the case of Luddersby Hall; spatial pattern of a plant population; birds of a feather I: an introduction to statistics; birds of a feather II: RATS - hypothesis testing; pre-natal detection of genetic diseases; angina.
2 (14 disks): Bank account blues; probability models; market testing Sunjoy; unfinished business; exploring pharmaceutical company environments; comparing pharmaceutial company behaviour; suppliers: do they measure up?; salary distributions; equipment breakdown; quality control.
3 (6 disks): Pennine rainefall: a visual approach; human migration; rainfall and river flow; predicting rainfall; Pennine rainfall: a numerical approach; travel to work.
4 (5 disks): Bullying in schools (Chi-square tutorial - examines whether two categorical variables are associated); exploring dyslexia; predicting dyslexia; head injury; spatial memory.
5 (3 disks).
Series
Steps: Statistical Education Through Problem Solving, Tltp Project
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Computer program. 17, 14, 6, 3 floppy disks. PC Windows version only. Electronic document. URL: http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/steps/home.html
Year of production
1995
Availability
Free (from server)
Sale (floppy disk); 1997 sale: £135.00 (+VAT) all 5 modules - UK higher education.
Notes
Reported in ‘ACCOUNT’ Vol 8 No 1 (Spring 1996), p14.
Documentation
Accompanying text with each module.
Uses
Introductory statistics.
Subjects
Mathematics
Keywords
computer-assisted learning; statistics teaching; Teaching & Learning Technology Programme

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM

Sections

Title
Bullying in schools (Chi-square tutorial)
Synopsis
1 (17 disks): All creatures great and small (BMI); skinfold thickness (SFT); trials and tribulations; the birds and the bees; IgE (immunoglobulin E); 'ROC' (medical screening); Eureka!; sterility testing; dyed eyes; the case of Luddersby Hall; spatial pat

Title
Biology modules
Synopsis
2 (14 disks): Bank account blues; probability models; market testing Sunjoy; unfinished business; exploring pharmaceutical company environments; comparing pharmaceutial company behaviour; suppliers: do they measure up?; salary distributions; equipment bre

Title
Business modules
Synopsis
3 (6 disks): Pennine rainefall: a visual approach; human migration; rainfall and river flow; predicting rainfall; Pennine rainfall: a numerical approach; travel to work.

Title
Geography modules
Synopsis
4 (5 disks): Bullying in schools (Chi-square tutorial - examines whether two categorical variables are associated); exploring dyslexia; predicting dyslexia; head injury; spatial memory.

Title
Psychology modules
Synopsis
5 (3 disks).

Title
Base information modules

Production Company

Name

University of Glasgow Department of Statistics

Distributor

Name

BIDS

Email
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Phone
01225 826074
Fax
01225 826176
Address
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