Type:

Other

Description:

This case is based on an actual news release reporting on research about the effects of eating Lake Ontario fish contaminated with PCBs. Developed to teach students about statistical analysis and experimental design, the case has been used in a senior-level biostatistics course as well as part of a one-week survey of statistics for a biological methods course.  It could also be used in an ecology or environmental science course or as a component of a course examining how the media reports science.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Statistics,NSDL,Environmental Science,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Public Health,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Journalism,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110630164346421T,Epidemiology,Higher Education,Ecology,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-046,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Life Science,Mathematics,Geoscience,Social Sciences

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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