Not specifically aimed at economists, but this is an overview of errors and fallacies in the use of statistics for scientific inference. It presumes no prior knowledge of statistics. Base rate fallacies, underpowered tests, misinterpretation of significance, and regression to the mean are among the topics.
Statistical resources for social sciences
Linear correlation: illustration of correlation coefficients for various distributions in an x/y plane. via Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain
Anscombe's Quartet (four different data sets with the same summary statistics) via Wikimedia Commons. GPL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL
This site is part of the DeSTRESS project, promoting statistical literacy by sharing, adapting and creating resources to contextualise statistics for social sciences.
We have created:
- A "pick and mix" set of short videos, totalling more than five hours of professional quality video
- A huge online bank of assessment questions which you can download or customise online
- Interactive graphs
- Handouts and booklets
- Lecture slides
- External links for statistical literacy (not necessarily to open resources)
This is an Open Educational Resource site. All contributors are credited prominently and retain ownership of the materials they share. If have any materials that would be suitable for the showcase, contact email@example.com . See the METAL Project for a simliar set of resources in mathematics for economics.
The project was led by Rebecca Taylor at Nottingham Trent University, with partners including University of Portsmouth, Brunel University and the Economics Network, University of Bristol.
DeSTRESS has produced a Printable brochure (PDF) about Open Educational Resources in Economics
Resources on external servers are not always Open Educational Resources. Full copyright applies to resources found on the web unless the owner says otherwise.