Parts 5-8 continue the Statistics for Science series to include the skills required in high school Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) science courses. In these workshops, we will learn how and when to use each of the most common statistical tests that are used to test hypotheses. A hand-calculation will be done using a very small data set so participants can see how the outcome is impacted by common issues such as a small sample size, variation, and outliers. Participants will learn how to write the spreadsheet formulas for each equation, how to interpret the calculated values using tables, and the significance of the p-values obtained in their results. I invite you to join us even if you are math-phobic or do not have a background in statistics, this series of workshops is tailored to science teachers who need some help providing context and explaining these concepts to their students.
This 1.5-hour workshop is open to science and math teachers of all grade levels and is particularly relevant for teachers of AP or IB science courses and any class that includes independent research.