10.3886/ICPSR07228.v1
Iversen, Gudmund R.
Applied Statistics Problem Sets for Instruction in Statistics in the Social Sciences
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1984
instruction
instructional materials
statistics
1984-05-04
2006-01-12
survey data
7228
1
This study contains a set of materials for the teaching of
intermediate statistics, developed by the Consortium as part of its
curricular development project. This project grew out of the ICPSR
Training Program, and the underlying pedagogical perspectives matured
in this program. ICPSR's experience strongly underscored the
importance of moving the student of quantitative methods out of the
passive mode and actively involving the student in the learning
process. The materials in this study were created to present students
with a sequence of intellectual tasks designed to facilitate their
understanding of the logic and algorithms of various techniques. The
data consist of two subsets, File 1, derived from the CIVIC CULTURE
STUDY, 1959-1960 (ICPSR 7201) and File 2, extracted from the AMERICAN
NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1968 (ICPSR 7281). The accompanying material
consists of a book, APPLIED STATISTICS, by Gudmund R. Iversen, with
two substantive examples by Helmut Norpoth and a chapter co-authored
by Lawrence H. Boyd. Covered topics are regression analysis (simple
and multiple, dummy variables, multicollinearity, analysis of
residuals), analysis of variance and covariance, contingency tables,
Bayesian statistics, and multilevel analysis. A revised manuscript
exists in mimeographed form. The computer output and answers to the
questions included in the book are also available. Similar teaching
materials are also being developed in the areas of causal inference,
dimensional analysis, and dynamic analysis.