Welcome to WISE!
When running applets, you will receive a security warning. Our applets are safe, but
you will have to allow them to run in order to use the applet.
Our goal is to provide students and teachers of statistics easy access to a wide range of
resources that are freely available on the Internet. We invite you to explore our website and
enjoy many wonderful statistics materials from around the world.
A special feature of WISE is the sequence of interactive tutorials on key statistical
concepts (sampling distributions, the central limit theorem, hypothesis testing, and statistical
power). The tutorials use dynamic applets that allow the user to explore relationships on their
own. Guided exercises are designed to help the learner to take full advantage of the applets to
gain a deeper understanding of the concepts and logic that underlie much of inferential
We invite your feedback on WISE. If you find any errors, if you have suggestions for additions
or improvement, or if you find this site useful, we would love to hear from you. Drop us an email
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Webinar Introducing WISE
A CAUSE Webinar introducing the WISE site and two interactive applets is at
Interactive Statistics Education
Using WISE Tutorials and Applets.
Test your ability to estimate p values from confidence intervals with the
WISE Confidence Interval Game! Do you have what it takes to get
a perfect score?
A Guide can be downloaded for this game.
The WISE Bootstrapping Applet can be used to demonstrate bootstrapping by creating a confidence interval for a
population mean or median. The user can manipulate the population distribution, sample
size, and number of resamples. An associated guide gives suggestions for teaching bootstrapping.
Last updated January 30, 2013