Hi @umdtomjones-team! We wanted to provide some project updates this week and thank you for being a part of our project to create an OER for ethical, inclusive, comprehensible statistics!
Book Title: We have update the project title to our new working book title: Numbers don’t lie (but people do): Introduction to (ethical) statistics. We are still exploring book title options and welcome any feedback or alternate suggestions!
Feedback Invite and Link: Speaking of feedback, we have created a Google Forms link and updated our Project Homepage to have an “Interested in helping” section with this link (see below). Please feel free to check it out and use it!
Elevator Pitch: We have also created a draft of our ‘elevator pitch’ and have included it below for review and feedback
Crowdsourcing student cover art: We began crowdsourcing with our students to help with the book cover art and images! We are excited to see what our student come up with and will share some of their work here in 1 to 2 weeks!
Interested in helping?
We are always interested in receiving help from the broader community. Currently, we are focused on improving our licensing to make sure it meets the highest standards, and reviewing our textbook for errors and edits. We would also love help beta-testing the textbook, creating images for the textbook, and creating supplemental resources for the textbook. If you would like to help us in any of these areas (or if you have other ways to improve our text!) , please fill out this form, and we will be in contact with you. All contributors, editors, and reviewers will be recognized and credited. Thank you for your interest!
To help students transition from victims of statistics to being informed consumers and ethical producers of statistics, we have created and edited a textbook of statistical learning resources. The goal of our book is to provide comprehensive and inclusive content needed for an undergraduate introductory statistics course. We compiled content from multiple other open educational resources (OER) and non-OERs as well as original content. Our current focus is on writing a more inclusive and easily comprehended text to teach statistics as well as discussing open science and the ethics of statistics in how they are used and misused.
Thank you all and we look forward to continuing this work!