ERIC Number: ED416251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Statistics for Policymakers or Everything You Wanted To Know about Statistics but Thought You Could Never Understand. Working Paper Series.
This working paper contains the overheads used in a seminar designed to introduce some basic concepts of statistics to nonstatisticians. The seminar has been presented on several occasions. The first part of the seminar, and the first set of overheads, deals with the essentials of statistics, including: (1) population, sample, and inference; (2) standard errors and confidence intervals; (3) statistical significance; (4) correlation and linear regression; and (5) graphics. The second part of the seminar, and the second group of overheads, concerns basic principles of research design and analysis, including operationalizing terms, types of bias, confounding, and aspects of validity and reliability. (Contains 91 overheads.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Mathematical Models, Policy Formation, Regression (Statistics), Statistical Analysis, Statistical Inference, Statistical Significance, Statistics
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Center for Education Statistics, 555 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Room 400, Washington, DC 20208-5654.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.