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Free maths and statistics resources for supporting your students

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Angela Evans, Staffordshire University. ALISS Masterclass August 2018

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Free maths and statistics resources for supporting your students

  1. 1. Free maths and statistic resources for supporting your students Angela Evans – Academic Skills Tutor
  2. 2. • Introduction • Basic maths and statistics • The sigma Network • Statistics software • Mathematical modelling • Journals
  3. 3. Help with basic maths and statistics • University of Bradford • University of East Anglia • University of Sheffield
  4. 4. The sigma Network • Professional network for anyone interested in cross- university maths support • sigma-network@jiscmail.ac.uk • www.sigma-network.ac.uk
  5. 5. www.mathcentre.ac.uk
  6. 6. www.statstutor.ac.uk
  7. 7. Statistics software
  8. 8. Developer’s websites: • Spss (Guides, webinars, forums, community) • GraphPad Prism • Genstat • Mintab • Stata
  9. 9. SPSS resources https://www.spss-tutorials.com/ http://www.lse.ac.uk/methodology/tutorials/SPSS/home.aspx
  10. 10. The R project for Statistical Computing https://www.r-project.org/ Free software for statistical computing and graphics
  11. 11. Mathematical modelling in the social sciences
  12. 12. Social simulations http://systems-thinking.org/
  13. 13. Programs and packages – free software
  14. 14. Netlogo Uri Wilensky’s NetLogo programmes can be downloaded and used for simulating natural and social phenomena. It is possible to ‘play’ with the simulations to observe interactions between individual agents and to see patterns emerging from a certain set of conditions. http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/
  15. 15. Sheep and wolf Netlogo predator simulation
  16. 16. MASON MASON is a multiagent simulation library core in Java https://cs.gmu.edu/~eclab/projects/mason/
  17. 17. The Repast Suite A family of advanced, free, and open source agent-based modelling and simulation platforms https://repast.github.io/index.html
  18. 18. MaDKit-5 A lightweight Java library for designing and simulating Multi-Agent Systems2017 http://www.madkit.org/
  19. 19. Agent-based Computational Economics (ACE) Growing Economies from the Bottom Up http://www2.econ.iastate.edu/tesfatsi/ace.htm
  20. 20. Institute for Fiscal Studies - microsimulations https://www.ifs.org.uk/research/
  21. 21. Discrete dynamics lab Tools for researching Cellular Automata http://www.ddlab.com/
  22. 22. More Cellular Automata Collection of Stephen Wolfram’s papers http://www.stephenwolfram.com/publications/
  23. 23. Journals Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS.html Mathematical Social Sciences – some open access articles https://www.journals.elsevier.com/mathematical-social-sciences Quantitative Finance and Economics http://www.aimspress.com/journal/QFE
  24. 24. Journals Computational Methods in Social Sciences http://cmss.univnt.ro/ Quantitative Economics http://qeconomics.org/ojs/index.php/qe Many articles in Directory of Open Access Journals
  25. 25. References Argonne National Laboratory (2017) The Repast Suite. Available at: https://repast.github.io/index.html (Accessed 17th August 2018). Bellinger, G. (2004) Mental Model Musings. Available at: http://systems-thinking.org/ (Accessed August 20th 2018). Computational Methods in the Social Sciences (2018). Available at: http://cmss.univnt.ro/ (Accessed Aogust 13th 2018). DDLab (2018) Available at: http://www.ddlab.com/ (Accessed July 19th 2018). GraphPad Software (2018) GraphPad Prism. Available at: https://www.graphpad.com/scientific-software/prism/#learn (Accessed August 12th 2018). IBM (n/d) IBM SPSS help and support. Available at: https://www.ibm.com/analytics/us/en/spss/spss-support/index.html (Accessed on June 23rd 2018).
  26. 26. References Institute for Fiscal Studies (n/d). Available at: https://www.ifs.org.uk/research/ (Accessed 20th August 2018). Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation (2018). Available at: http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/JASSS.html (Accessed July 19th 2018). London School of Economics and Political Science, The (2018) Online software tutorials for SPSS and Stata. Available at: http://www.lse.ac.uk/methodology/tutorials/SPSS/home.aspx (Accessed on: August 12th 2018). MaDKit (2017) Available at: http://www.madkit.org/ (Accessed 12th August 2018). MASON (n/d) Available at: https://cs.gmu.edu/~eclab/projects/mason/ (Accessed 20th August 2018). Mathcentre (n/d). Available at: www.mathcentre.ac.uk (Accessed on August 17th 2018). Mathematical Social Sciences (2018) Available at: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/mathematical-social-sciences (Accessed July 19th 2018). Minitab Inc (2017) Mintab 18 support. Available at: https://www.graphpad.com/scientific-software/prism/#learn (Accessed 20th August 2018).
  27. 27. References Quantitative Economics (2018). Available at: http://qeconomics.org/ojs/index.php/qe (Accessed 20th August 2018). Quantitative Finance and Economics (n/d). Available at: http://www.aimspress.com/journal/QFE (Accessed August 20th 2018). R Foundation, The (n/d) The R Project for statistical computing. Available at: https://www.r-project.org/ (Accessed August 20th 2018). Sigma-network for excellence in maths and statistics support (2013). Available at: http://www.sigma-network.ac.uk/ (Accessed August 12th 2018). Sigma Plus Statistiek (2018) SPSS tutorials. Available at: https://www.spss-tutorials.com/ (Accessed on August 20th 2018). StataCorp LLC (2018) Stata resource links. Available at: https://www.graphpad.com/scientific-software/prism/#learn (Accessed August 20th 2018). Statstutor (n/d) Available at: www.statstutor.ac.uk (Accessed August 12th 2018).
  28. 28. References Tefatsion, L. (2018) Agent-based Computational Economics (ACE). Available at: http://www2.econ.iastate.edu/tesfatsi/ace.htm (Accessed on 12th August 2018). University of Bradford n/d) Maths summary sheets. Available at: https://www.bradford.ac.uk/academic-skills/maths/maths/summary/ (Accessed 24th July 2018). University of East Anglia (n/d) Maths and statistics resources. Available at: https://portal.uea.ac.uk/student-support-service/learning-enhancement/study- resources/maths-stats (Accessed on 10th August 2018). University of Sheffield (n/d) Maths and statistics help (MASH). Available at: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/mash (Accessed 29th July 2018). VSN International Limited (2018) Genstat help online. Available at: https://www.graphpad.com/scientific-software/prism/#learn (Accessed 16th August 2018). Wilensky, U. (1999). NetLogo. Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Available at : http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/. (Accessed 16th August 2018). Wilensky, U. (1997). NetLogo Wolf Sheep Predation model. Center for Connected Learning and Computer Based Modeling, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Available at: http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/models/WolfSheepPredation (Accessed 16th August 2018). Wolfram, S. (2018) Publications, writing and speeches. Available at: http://www.stephenwolfram.com/publications/ (Accessed July 19th 2018).

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