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Introducing Statistics Online Support (SOS)

01 September 2016—We are excited to announce the launch of the Statistics Online Support (SOS) resource platform.  Designed and built by SDS lecturers Kristin Harvey and Sally Amen, SOS provides on-demand content for student researchers who need help selecting an analysis method to answer their research question.

The interactive, decision tree based site asks users a series of questions that guide them to the appropriate statistical technique and provides detailed examples alongside embedded tutorial videos showing how to conduct the analysis by hand calculation or using the software packages R and Excel. Dr. Harvey and Ms. Amen hope that undergraduates in Freshman Research Initiatives (FRI) and Scientific Inquiry Across the Disciplines (SIAD) signature courses, as well as graduate students working on journal article submissions or dissertations, will use SOS to boost the quality of their quantitative analyses.

"Using statistics appropriately is a challenge for scientists at many levels, not just freshman, and we hope that the SOS site will help get our students started on the right foot," says Stacia Rodenbusch, Director of the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI). "Instructors in the Freshman Research Initiative plan to use the Statistical Online Support site as a resource in their courses, to allow students to determine the appropriate statistical tools and tests needed to analyze their data. "

"Using statistics appropriately is a challenge for scientists at many levels, not just freshman, and we hope that the SOS site will help get our students started on the right foot." - Stacia Rodenbusch, Director of FRI

 

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