MTH 2350: Probability and Statistics Resource Guide
The following datasets are recommended:
- Data.gov Datasets Page (U.S. government)
- Datasets from Cengage
- Gapminder - Hundreds of datasets on world health, economics, population, etc.
- Global Health Observatory Data Repository(WHO)
- Kaggle - Kaggle is a site that hosts data mining competitions.
- Million Song Dataset
- Stanford Large Network Dataset Collection (SNAP)
- World Bank Data
These are just a few of many different resources available online which provide free access to datasets. Creating your own dataset or getting datasets from your work environement is also handy. Think about things like:
- Web server logs
- Sales data
- Your collection of books, CD's, DVD's (particularly if you have a large collection!)
- Door counter data (tracking how many people enter/leave)
- Call logs from your telecomm provider
- Inventory data
- ... and so much more!
The following sample searches and books are recommended:
- Baseball GPA: A New Statistical Approach to Performance and Strategy - David P. Gerard
- The Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics - B.S. Everitt & A. Skrondal
- Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them) - Phillip I. Good & James W. Hardin
- Core Concepts in Data Analysis: Summarization, Correlation and Visualization - Boris Mirkin
- Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data - Charles Wheelan
- 100 Questions (and Answers) about Statistics - Neil J. Salkind
The following websites are recommended:
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