March 1, 2018 (Vol. 38, No. 5)


Strong Points: Nice introduction to many concepts in statistics
Weak Points: Lack of practice exercises




Designed by a faculty member at Duke University, the Stats! Statistics Learning and Decisions Tool app is a great educational app that teaches core concepts of statistics. Fifteen concepts are included within the app, including descriptive statistics, probability, power analysis, linear regression, and non-parametric tests. An educational module is provided for each concept, divided into different sections and accompanied by learning objectives for that module. The content itself is comprised of text descriptions and some examples, though practice exercises would be a nice addition to the app. Beyond the educational content related to the 15 concepts, the app also includes a handy “What test to run?” feature that walks users through a series of questions to ultimately suggest an appropriate statistical test.

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