StatSpace, produced through the Flexible Learning Introductory Statistics (FLIS) Project, is now available in a "soft launch" form. This preliminary version allows you to explore and use the current resources, namely, web visualizations, videos, WebWorK questions and some clicker questions, material that has been team-vetted and trialed on thousands of UBC students.
StatSpace grew out of the Department’s goal of improving cross-campus introductory statistics education through co-operation among units. The FLIS project is led by a team of experienced statistics instructors, with homes in five different departments in three different faculties, with student audiences ranging from second year statistics majors to third year political science majors to first year medical students. The team has been challenged by the diversity of approaches and terminology. But this diversity has enriched the project, forcing members to focus on the core statistical concepts that bridge all disciplines and to produce material that is truly cross-disciplinary and accessible to students of a variety of levels and interests. The project team chose to focus on concepts rather than computations starting with the concept of sampling variability, which is fundamental to all of statistical inference.
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