LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Discovering Statistics.
From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.
What resources are available for my students?
Companion ChapterAdditional online chapter 14 on nonparametric statistics.
CrunchIt!W.H. Freeman’s online statistical software handles every computation and graphing function an introductory statistics student needs. Preloaded with data sets for Discovering Statistics, it allows editing and importing additional data as well.
Data SetsAvailable in CSV, Excel, JMP, Mac-Text, Minitab, PC-Text, R, SPSS, and TI-Calc formats.
e-BookLaunchPad’s e-Book offers the complete textbook with all the interactive study tools specific to the book and the course linked in at point of use--plus easy customization and personalization for students and instructors. Students can search and highlight, making it easier to access key content and organize studying. Teachers can customize and rearrange chapters, add and share notes and discussions, and link to quizzes, activities, and other resources.
EESEE Case StudiesElectronic Encyclopedia of Statistical Examples and Exercises, developed by the Ohio State University Statistics Department, teaches students to apply their statistical skills by exploring actual case studies using real data.
Excel Add-in: WHFStatOur publisher-created Excel add-in helps Excel perform more advanced statistical calculations more accurately.
FlashcardsVirtual flashcards are available for every key term. Students can view these in stack mode, table mode, definitions shown, terms shown, or use quiz mode to test themselves. Students can utilize this resource to prepare for higher-stakes assessments and to make sure they understand the language of the course.
LearningCurveThis game-like adaptive quizzing system puts the concept of “testing to learn” into action, motivating students to engage with their course. Easy-to-use reporting tools help teachers pinpoint areas to focus on in class.
Practice QuizzesPractice Quizzes are designed to be used as a study tool for students. Questions are based on chapter content.
StatBoardsBrief whiteboard videos that illustrate difficult topics through additional examples, written and explained by a select group of statistics educators.
Statistical AppletsApplet-based activities let students work hands on with statistical concepts and procedures, manipulating variables and seeing the results graphically. Icons in the textbooks show when applets are available.
Statistical VideosStatClips, StatClips Examples, and Statistically Speaking “Snapshots” allow students to view animated lecture videos, whiteboard lessons, and documentary-style footage that illustrate key statistical concepts and help students visualize statistics in real-world scenarios.
Stats @ WorkSimulations that put student in the role of the statistical consultant, helping them better understand statistics interactively within the context of real-life scenarios.
StatTutorMultimedia tutorials that explore important concepts and procedures in a presentation that combines video, audio, and interactive features.
Stepped Out TutorialsCentered on algorithmically generated quizzing with step-by-step feedback to help students work their way toward the correct solution.
Student Solutions ManualSolutions to odd-numbered exercises in the text.
TablesAllows students to use statistical tables from the textbook to seek the information they need.
Video Technology ManualsBrief instructional videos provide basic introductions for working with CrunchIt!, Excel, JMP, Minitab, R, R Cmdr, SPSS, and TI-83/84 calculators.
What resources are available for instructors?From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.
Clicker QuestionsPowerPoint slides for each chapter meant to be used with clicker technology in the classroom.
EESEE for Instructors
Provides solutions to the exercises in the student EESEE version.
Slides that contain all textbook figures and tables.
Instructor's Edition InsertsTips for teaching the material of each chapter.
Instructor's Solutions ManualDetailed solutions for all text exercises.
Lecture SlidesDetailed lecture presentation of statistical concepts covered in each chapter.
SolutionMasterAn easy-to-use web-based version of the instructor’s solutions, allowing instructors to generate a solution file for any set of homework exercises.