Hack Your Way To Scientific Glory

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You’re a social scientist with a hunch: The U.S. economy is affected by whether Republicans or Democrats are in office. Try to show that a connection exists, using real data going back to 1948. For your results to be publishable in an academic journal, you’ll need to prove that they are “statistically significant” by achieving a low enough p-value.

Link to resource: http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/p-hacking/

Type of resources: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Simulation, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Education level(s): College / Upper Division (Undergraduates)

Primary user(s): Student, Teacher

Subject area(s): Applied Science, Math & Statistics, Social Science

Language(s): English