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 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences.
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?
Chapter QuizzesEvery chapter offers a pre-built chapter quiz drawn from pools of questions for each section of the text. Students can take the quiz multiple times for practice and receive different sets questions on the same topic. This also allows instructors to use these quizzes for higher stakes as each attempt will offer differing questions on similar material.
e-BookLaunchPad’s e-Book integrates the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools, and a variety of customization options for students and instructors.
EESEE StoriesElectronic Encyclopedia of Statistical Examples and Exercises (EESEE) Story modules present students with a real-world statistical problem and walk them through a series of questions and offer supplementary projects that relate to the statistical concept.
Virtual 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.
Flashcards are not suited for assignment for stakes, but since students find them extremely helpful many instructors have made sure students are aware of their availability by either making them visible in the pre-built units or building a separate folder to house all the flashcards that pertain to the course or to particular in class assessments.
General Social Survey CodebookThe General Society Survey Codebook is intended to support students’ use and understanding of the GSS dataset and the GSS in general.
General Social Survey DataStudents are given access to GSS, a flagship survey that contains a standard ‘core’ of demographic and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest.
Our game like adaptive quizzing is available for every chapter/section of the text. Based on learning research LearningCurve encourages students to actively participate in their learning and provides immediate feedback and reinforcement. LearningCurve questions are tagged directly to the text providing a tight integration with the material and both quality and quantity that truly distinguishes LearningCurve from the rest.
Because LearningCurve is a formative assessment and not graded on a A-F scale but rather on completion many instructors have found that these quizzes are a perfect pre-lecture assignment that aids them in making the classroom more active, or flipped. LearningCurve is equally effective when used as a review element post-lecture. By making LearningCurve a small percentage of the overall grade instructors have found students come to class having regularly read and more prepared to apply the concepts to their learning.
SnapshotsSnapshots are videos that pick one topic covered in the chapter and use examples and figures to explain the concept further in depth.
Solutions to Check Your Learning ProblemsThe solutions to the Check Your Learning Problems found in the book.
Solutions to Odd-Numbered End-of-Chapter ProblemsThe solutions to the Odd-Numbered End-of-Chapter Problems found in the book.
StatClipsStatClips are short videos directed by a professor at Texas A&M University that briefly cover key concepts in introductory statistics.
StatClips ExamplesStatClips Example videos further explore the concepts students are taught in StatClips videos by presenting them with a related real world problem and offering them a video guided solution.
Statistical AppletsThese Statistical Applets that allow students to manipulate and interpret graphs are designed to help students master concepts covered in Introductory Statistics.
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.
Chapter Figures, Photos and TablesInstructors have access to a downloadable zip file with all the images from each chapter in the order they appear.
Illustration SlidesIllustration Slides are PowerPoint presentations with the images from each chapter displayed on slides in the order they appear.
Instructor's Resource Manual Handouts
Derived from the Instructors Resource Manual, these helpful handouts can be passed out to your students to use as study guides that go over key topics from the text.