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Instructor Reputation and Teacher Ratings

Instructor Reputation and Teacher Ratings

Created by David M. Lane of Rice University, this case study covers concepts including: boxplots, stem and leaf displays, two-sample t tests, and analysis of variance. It also assesses the question, "Does an instructor's reputation affect ratings of the instructor's lecture?" The author divides the lesson in these way: background, experimental design, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, instructions for SPSS and the raw data set. This is a carefully designed case study which employs many methods important to statistical research.


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