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Stats Through Superheroes: Teaching Basic Statistical Tests Using Data From The Marvel Universe
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Keywords

Statistics
Quantitative Methods

How to Cite

Rubin, Zach. (2021) 2022. “Stats Through Superheroes: Teaching Basic Statistical Tests Using Data From The Marvel Universe”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, September. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. https://trails.asanet.org/article/view/stats-through-superheroes.

Abstract

This is a brief lesson on how to run basic statistical tests using data originally gathered from the Marvel Comics Wikia page. Students are introduced to three important tools in statistics: a descriptive table, a contingency table, and a regression. It is designed to be a simple introduction to how social scientists use statistics to better understand...

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Subject Area(s):
Other, Quantitative Methodology, Research Methods, Teaching and Learning in Sociology
Resource Type(s):
Assignment, Class Activity
Class Level(s):
Any Level
Class Size(s):
Any

Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Operate the statistical package JASP.
  2. Describe variables using frequency measures.
  3. Compare the relationship between two or more variables using a cross-tabulation.
  4. Interpret the co-variance of two variables using a linear regression.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Students will interpret three common statistical tests on a provided worksheet using a provided data set.

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