Videos by Prof. Moore
by David Moore
AGAINST ALL ODDS: INSIDE STATISTICS
26 half-hour programs, released 1989
This is a telecourse that presents an introductory college statistics
course for students without calculus. Against All Odds was
funded by the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting Project.
The text by David Moore and George McCabe, Introduction
to the Practice of Statistics was
originally written to accompany this telecourse. Against All
Odds is primarily intended for use by distant learners and dates
to 1989. Its most valuable feature is the roughly 70 "on location"
documentaries showing real people using statistics. Some of these are
dated, but classics such as sampling in making potato chips have
enormous student appeal. The article by David. Moore "The place of
video in new styles of teaching and learning statistics,'' The
American Statistician, 47, 1993, pp. 172-176 comments on how to
use video effectively in classroom teaching.
STATISTICS: DECISIONS THROUGH DATA
5 hours, 21 modules, released 1992
This is a set of shorter and more focused video modules intended to
supplement classroom teaching at the secondary school level. It uses
excerpts from the location shooting done for Against All
Odds. This series was funded by the National Science Foundation.
For more information or to order Against All Odds within the United
States, call the Annenberg/CPB marketing line at 1-800-LEARNER or
For detailed information about Decisions Through Data, to order it,
or to order Against All Odds outside the U.S., contact
175 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford MA 01730
Phone 1-800-772-6627 or 1-781-862-7878
COMAP is the non-profit mathematics education house that produced both
video series. I receive no royalties from sales of the videos.
Purdue University Department of Statistics