Good Morning All!..........Apologies for cross posting......
re: Free Statistics Workshop for HE Staff on 8th September
We have been asked to help draw your attention to a workshop on 8th September 2005
re: the FDTL STARS project resources. If you have ever needed worksheets using real
datasets, then maybe the workshop will be of interest to you or colleagues? See the
email below for more info.
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Subject: Free Statistics Workshop for HE Staff on 8th September (MSOR)
Would you please circulate this message to all appropriate colleagues and
accept my apologies if you receive it more than once.
On 8th September 2005 the FDTL4 project STARS (Creation of Statistical
Resources from Real Datasets) is running a free workshop in Coventry for
staff who teach statistics to level 1 students or above.
The workshop will illustrate the materials developed via the project and
show how you can tailor them to your own requirements.
We've been using real data, coupled with actual scenarios, to produce
worksheets for users of, mainly, Excel, MINITAB and SPSS. The worksheets
are intended for use by non-specialist, and specialist, statistics staff
In addition we've attempted to combat assignment plagiarism by developing
ways of producing individualised datasets, questions and answers using
The following timetable for the day is envisaged.
10.30am Registration and refreshments
11.00am Introduction to STARS, worksheet usage and feedback
1.30pm Creation of individualised datasets using Excel
2.30pm EITHER Creation of individualised OR Talks from:
questions and answers NAG, MINITAB & SPSS
3.30pm Overall feedback, and suggestions for piloting and embedding
3.45pm Tea and departure
Please reply (to [log in to unmask], preferably with Workshop and
MSOR in the subject) if you'd like to attend the workshop and I'll confirm
the arrangements nearer the time.
Finally, for anyone able to pilot at least one worksheet with students in
the term/semester beginning September/October 2005 we'd like to offer a £50
voucher (your choice of either M&S or Waterstone's). Those of you who've
already been offered a £10 voucher will obviously receive £50-worth instead
:-). If you think you'd be interested in piloting please let me know by
replying to [log in to unmask], preferably with Piloting and MSOR
in the subject.
As a matter of interest we're using business, health and psychology
datasets related to:
Fast Food Purchasing
Employment Satisfaction Survey
Bank of England } At least
Cadbury-Schweppes} one of these
Breakfast (and its effect on children’s hunger and calorie consumption)
Psychology Student Survey
Smoking Attitudes } At least
Academic Behavioural Confidence} one of these
All the best for now.
Director, STARS Project (http://stars.ac.uk)
Visiting Research Fellow
Room 419, Armstrong Siddeley Building
Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Coventry CV1 5FB, UK
Email: [log in to unmask]
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