Dance of the Means
There is a new, better version of the Dance of the Means now available that runs in the browser on most devices.
Check it out here: https://www.esci-dances.thenewstatistics.com.
This version was developed by Gordon Moore.
This page is for the Demo/Demo of the Dance of the Means at NITOP 2017.
To follow along with the Demo/Demo:
Download this macro-containing Excel file: ESCI Dance of the Means NITOP.xlsm Open it on your computer (PC or Mac) Click “Enable Macros” to enable the code underlying the simulation to run (yes, it’s safe)
- Just access the Dance of the Means in your web browser: https://www.esci-dances.thenewstatistics.com
Please feel free to adopt/adapt the Dance of the Means for your classroom use:
- Here is a suggested Guided Activity which students can work through for self-paced discovery.
- Here are videos explaining the Dance of the Means and other statistical concepts which can be used for a flipped classroom: http://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781138825529/student.php
- Here are the slides presented during the Demo/Demo presentation
There’s more! The Dance of the Means is a single component of ESCI (Exploratory Software for Confidence Intervals)–a free suite of Excel simulations and analyses packages. ESCI is easy to use, free, and emphasizes using visualizations and confidence intervals to make good statistical judgements. Explore the many other goodies packed into ESCI by downloading the full (yet still free) version here: http://thenewstatistics.com/itns/esci/esci-for-itns/
ESCI has been in long development by Geoff Cumming.
This presentation was put together by Bob Calin-Jageman using the newest version of ESCI developed for Introduction to the New Statistics: Estimation, Open Science, and Beyond.
This page is pointed at by the tinyurl: http://tinyurl.com/danceofthemeans