ERIC Number: ED409361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Immediate Data: The World Wide Web as a Resource for Teaching Research Methods.
Pachnowski, Lynne M.; And Others
The World Wide Web provides a convenient source of databases and examples of survey resources for those who teach research methods. For example, lottery numbers as sources of data, demographic-based search engines, and surveys and their results can be found on the World Wide Web. These can stimulate discussion and lead to student analyses completed with immediate data. This paper presents some examples of these sources and offers suggestions for their applications in the classroom. The site for the Texas Lotto provides an excellent source of randomly selected raw data and materials for discussion of frequency tables for statistics students. U.S. Census Bureau data are very useful for teaching purposes, as are search engines yielding selected populations. Survey construction can be studied through sites such as that of the Louis Harris Poll or the site for the Wilmington Institute: Trial and Settlement Sciences. The advantages of Web-based databases for teaching include the immediacy of data and the attraction of the format for students. Fifteen resources are listed. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Hilton Head, SC, February 20-22, 1997).