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 here to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Statistics: Concepts and Controversies.
What resources are available for my students?
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.
W.H. Freeman’s online statistical software handles every computation and graphing function an introductory statistics student needs. Preloaded with data sets for SCC 9e, it also allows editing and importing additional data.
Note: Data sets from Part II Review and Part IV review can be accessed in CrunchIt in Chapters 16 and 24 respectively, and are marked with the suffix “p.”
Available in CSV, Excel, JMP, Mac-Text, Minitab, PC-Text, R, SPSS, and TI-Calc formats.
LaunchPad’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. Instructors can customize and rearrange chapters, add and share notes and discussions, and link to quizzes, activities, and other resources.
EESEE Case Studies
Electronic 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: WHFStat
Our publisher-created Excel add-in helps Excel perform more advanced statistical calculations more accurately.
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.
This 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 Quizzes are designed to be used as a study tool for students. Questions are based on chapter content.
Brief whiteboard videos that illustrate difficult topics through additional examples, written and explained by a select group of statistics educators.
Applet-based activities let students work hands-on with statistical concepts and procedures, manipulating variables and seeing the results graphically. Icons in the textbook show when applets are available.
StatClips, 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 @ Work
Simulations that put student in the role of the statistical consultant, helping them better understand statistics interactively within the context of real-life scenarios.
Multimedia tutorials that explore important concepts and procedures in a presentation that combines video, audio, and interactive features.
Stepped Out Tutorials
Centered on algorithmically generated quizzing with step-by-step feedback to help students work their way toward the correct solution.
Student Lab Manual Materials
A variety of projects and exercises help students develop a fuller appreciation of statistical concepts, including computer lab and hands-on activities illustrating key concepts in the text as well as additional end-of-chapter-type problems and activities.
Student Solutions Manual
Detailed solutions for odd-numbered text exercises.
Tables and Formulas
Allows students to use statistical tables from the textbook to seek the information they need.
Video Technology Manuals
Brief instructional videos for working with Excel, JMP, Minitab, SPSS, CrunchIt!, R, Rcmdr, and TI-83/84 calculators to perform specific statistical calculations.
Exercises for each chapter that direct students to the web to investigate topics and think critically about statistical data and concepts.
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.
PowerPoint slides for each chapter meant to be used with clicker technology in the classroom.
Downloadable Test Bank
Downloadable version of the Test Bank for PC and Mac, where questions can be edited and resequenced to suit each instructor’s needs.
Slides that contain all textbook figures and tables.
Instructor Lab Manual Materials
Provides learning objectives, lesson plans, and solutions for the exercises in the student lab manual.
Includes teaching suggestions and chapter comments.
Instructor's Solutions Manual
Detailed solutions for all text exercises.
Detailed lecture presentation of statistical concepts covered in each chapter.
An easy-to-use web-based version of the instructor’s solutions, allowing instructors to generate a solution file for any set of homework exercises.
Hundreds of multiple-choice questions in Word format and correlated by chapter.