Department of Statistics

Statistics Teachers' Day 2011 - Death of the Normal Distribution: Resampling (Bootstrapping), Randomisation and More

Tāmaki Innovation Campus, University of Auckland (Map)
Wednesday, 23 November 2011


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AMA School Members: $80 incl GST
AMA Personal Members: $60 incl GST
Non-members: $100 incl GST
Pre-service Teachers: $80 incl GST

Programme outline

Time Programme
8:30-9am Registration
Plenary Session

Stirring the data soup: What spoon do I use?
Professor Jennifer Brown, University of Canterbury
Star Trek Inference Tour: From taking samples to bootstrap and inference at light speed
Professor Chris Wild, University of Auckland

10:30 - 11:00am Morning tea
11:00 - 11:50pm
Inference Session 1
Four identical sessions on bootstrapping and four identical sessions on randomisation (participants randomly assigned to one of these)
11:55 - 12:45pm
Workshop Session 1
About 7 workshops covering material in the statistics-based NCEA Level 2 Achievement Standards and 1 or 2 technology workshops (details to be finalised)
12:45 - 1:45pm Lunch
1:45 - 2:35pm
Inference Session 2
Repeat of Inference Session 1 (participants attend the alternative topic to Session 1)
2:40 - 3:30pm
Workshop Session 2
Repeat of most or all workshops offered in Workshop Session 1

Resources from previous Statistics Teachers' Days