When should programming come into play in statistics courses?

Both academically and professionally, more courses are being offered and developed to make more people comfortable with data, analysis and risk assessment. This necessitates some use of statistics, and software is pretty much a tool of the trade. Software — some new, some enhanced, some commercial and some open source […]

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Teaching modern stats – and assessing reasoning – at scale

If you are an instructor who teaches large-enrollment introductory statistics courses and wishes to teach a modern data-driven course, read on. You know about the challenges of assessing student mastery in courses where there are hundreds – or even thousands! – of students and little or no support for grading […]

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Understanding which baseball players are the strongest hitters

Just days after the baseball season has started, two 10th-graders from a public high school in Delaware and their math teacher are headed to Furman University for the Carolinas Sports Analytics Meeting on Saturday to talk baseball. The students, Umar Khan and Tyler Schanzenbach, both 15 years old, are presenting […]

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What's new in the second edition of JMP Essentials

Ask any user how they first learned JMP, and there’s a good chance that they’ll cite JMP Essentials – An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for New Users as a resource they relied on. Authors Curt Hinrichs and Chuck Boiler have written a second edition of this very popular book that promises […]

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New book to spark enthusiasm for descriptive statistics and probability in the classroom

Whether you teach introductory statistics courses in engineering, economics or natural sciences, or master courses on applied statistics or probability theory, you’ll want to consider using a new book: “Statistics with JMP: Graphs, Descriptive Statistics and Probability” by Peter Goos and David Meintrup. Unlike other comparable books, it covers all levels […]

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Beyond Spreadsheets: Mary Ann Shifflet, University of South Indiana

“I love being able to tell my students that if they learn JMP, it will be a skill they can put on their resume that will set them apart from other applicants.” -- Mary Ann Shifflet, Professor, Romain College of Business, University of Southern Indiana Beyond Spreadsheets is a blog […]

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Beyond Spreadsheets: Bruce McCullough, Drexel University

“I want my students focusing on statistical methods, not on software.” -- Bruce McCullough, Professor, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University Beyond Spreadsheets is a blog series that highlights how JMP customers are augmenting their tools and processes for exploratory data analysis to make breakthrough discoveries. We talk with JMP […]

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JMP Student Edition 12: Free with leading intro stats textbooks

Introductory Statistics is notorious for being one of the least popular courses required for graduation. Fortunately, modern approaches to teaching statistics are changing the perceptions and popularity of statistics for the better. These approaches are largely driven by data, rather than mathematics, and the modern data-driven interface of JMP is […]

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What aspiring data analysts need to know

We have featured many academic thought leaders on our Analytically Speaking webcast series over the last three years. “Academic” may be a primary way to categorize these notable professors and researchers, but they are also often accomplished authors and consultants, giving them some very interesting perspectives on a wide variety […]

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Take Coursera MOOC "Teaching Statistical Thinking"

Attention teachers of statistics: Three exceptional professors at Duke University have just launched the first installment of a Coursera MOOC on Teaching Statistics: "Teaching Statistical Thinking: Part 1 Descriptive Statistics." JMP is the featured software of this course and is used in their analysis modules. This course is designed with high […]

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