Appendix B

Sources for Studies and Datasets

Unit 1: Collecting Data and Drawing Conclusions

Topic 1: Data and Variables

Activity 1-1, Cell Phone Fraud: This study is described in “To Catch a Thief: Detecting Cell Phone Fraud,” by D. Lambert and J. Pinheiro, Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown, 4th edition, edited by R. Peck et al., Duxbury Press, 2006, pp. 293–306.

Activity 1-4, Studies from Blink: These studies are described in Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by M. Gladwell, Little, Brown, and Company, 2005.

Activity 1-5, A Nurse Accused: This study is described in “Statistics in the Courtroom: United States v. Kristen Gilbert,” by G. Cobb and S. Gerlach, Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown, 4th edition, edited by R. Peck et al., Duxbury Press, 2006, pp. 3–18.

Exercise 1-8, Top 100 Films: The list from the American Film Institute can be downloaded from www.afi.com/Docs/tvevents/pdf/movies100.pdf.

Exercise 1-9, Credit Card Usage: This study is described in a report titled “Undergraduate Students and Credit Cards in 2004: An Analysis of Usage Rates and Trends,” developed and produced by Nellie Mae, 2005. The report can be downloaded from www.nelliemae.com/library/research_12.html.

Exercise 1-14, Natural Light and Achievement: This study is described in a report titled “Windows and Classrooms: A Study of Student Performance and the Indoor Environment,” prepared by the Heschong Mahone Group, Inc., for the California Energy Commission, 2003. The report can be downloaded ...

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