Last week I introduced you to Statistical Concepts for the Behavioral Sciences, 4/e, a book geared toward teaching undergraduate students about statistics using a conceptual basis, without sacrificing rigor. However, let’s face it, you are not changing your textbook for the fall. Book orders have been placed long ago, you may have even started on your syllabus and plans for the semester. Well, there is another resource available, for free, to all professors registered with Pearson Publishers. Hal and I, along with some help from a graduate student, Josh Sandry who is working on his doctorate at New Mexico State, created a fairly extensive Instructor’s Manual that is filled with ideas on how to teach all sorts of concepts in statistics. Most of our suggestions are coming from peer reviewed journals dedicated to teaching and are, of course, fully referenced.
If you are committed to making improvements to your teaching for this fall semester, I encourage you to visit http://www.pearsonhighered.com/educator/product/Instructors-Manual-and-Test-Bank-Download-only-for-Statistical-Concepts-for-the-Behavioral-Sciences-4E/9780205626250.page where you can down load a copy of the Instructor’s Manual accompanying Statistical Concepts for the Behavioral Sciences, 4/e.
Well, after we hear introductions from one more “sage” later this week, we will be off in earnest in our blogging. For the month of August, we’ll start off talking about students’ study habits, and offer ideas to help your students become more engaged outside of the classroom!