Useful Web Links

Study Web -

Study Web is a collection of links to resources on the web of information in most disciplines, not just mathematics. One nice feature of Study Web is that they have taken and evaluated each site that is listed in their list. They then include a short description, visual content level, and appropriate grade level for each of the sites. There is even a section with teaching resources listed.

Robert Niles -

Robert Nile's site is billed as "Journalism and Online Publishing Help", but it has a very good section on statistics including "Finding Data on the Internet" and "Statistics Every Writer Should Know". He also has clear examples of how to find statistics that are commonly used by authors.

Institute for Research in Social Science -

The IRSS has data sets available in SAS and SPSS format from many surveys, including the Louis Harris Polls. While other centers like the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut or the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) also have data available, most of the data at the IRSS is free. Some of the information at ICPSR is free but very little at Roper is. The IRSS is good for those teachers who want to use real data collected by the professional statisticians but aren't affiliated with a major research institution that pays the fees to belong to the other organizations.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) -

ICPSR is a clearinghouse for data, including much of the government released data. Unfortunately, some of the data here is only available to authorized users, but other data sets are freely available to the public.

Statistical Resources on the Web -

Located at the University of Michigan, this site has lists of datasets and organizations that provide data. Not all of the data is easy to find once you get to the sites and some of the data is not free, but if you're looking for information on a particular topic, this is a good place to start. The list is quite extensive and includes some lists to other locations as well.

James Jones -

Okay, I know it sounds kind of conceited to put myself in the list, but if you're looking for online lecture notes for Statistics or College Algebra, they're here. There are no fancy animations (yet), but there are complete notes for those courses. I regularly get comments and questions from people all over the world (the latest being from Iceland) who comment on how helpful the site is. So, even though it's mine, I think it must be good because it averages almost 12,400 hits a week (12,393.9; mean of 10 weeks, 3/4/01-5/13/01).

Go to James Jones' ICTCM page.