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2007 - Mathematical Association of America Words: 64 words || 
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1. Lotesto, Dan. "Using Average Velocity to Illustrate FTC" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, The Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA, Aug 03, 2007 <Not Available>. 2019-10-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p206487_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: In the process of applying formulas in particle motion problems, students often forget the power of how these formulas are connected. By exploring the concept of average velocity via both a position function's secant line slope on an interval and the average value of it's corresponding velocity function on that interval, students can come to a better appreciation of the power of the FTC.

2005 - The Midwest Political Science Association Pages: 14 pages || Words: 6752 words || 
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2. Jessee, Stephen. "The Determinants of Congressional Behavior: A "Weighted Averages" Model of Party and Constituency Influence on Members' Votes" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Midwest Political Science Association, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Apr 07, 2005 <Not Available>. 2019-10-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p84528_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: I model representatives' voting behavior as a weighted average of constituency and party positions. These weights can then be used to investigate hypotheses about the components of member behavior, its causes, and its consequences.

2008 - The Mathematical Association of America MathFest Words: 114 words || 
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3. Molnar, Adam. "The Homeless average age 9? Examining a bad statistic" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Mathematical Association of America MathFest, TBA, Madison, Wisconsin, Jul 28, 2008 <Not Available>. 2019-10-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p274780_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: In December 2007, a commencement speaker cited a figure that drew gasps from the audience: "The average age of a homeless person is nine." Surprised, I looked into the claim, which turned out to be untrue. That said, this seemed like a great class example for an Introductory Statistics course; ask the students to research the number, discuss their discovered answer, then examine how the error was made and propogated. In the first attempt, some parts of this lesson succeeded, while others, well, did not. This talk will discuss the problem and lessons learned, as an example of how to better integrate real life claims into first courses in statistics.

2011 - International Studies Association Annual Conference "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition" Words: 197 words || 
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4. Signorino, Curtis. and Xiang, Jun. "Averaging Away the Effects: Aggregation Bias in Indices of Power and Democracy" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association Annual Conference "Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition", Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, Mar 16, 2011 <Not Available>. 2019-10-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p499457_index.html>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: Index variables are commonly used in statistical analyses to represent important concepts like power or democracy. Such indices are usually constructed by aggregating (e.g., averaging) a number of component variables, even though there is generally no theoretical justification for the particular aggregation method, nor any reason to expect that the components' individual effects will be equivalent and in the same direction. We demonstrate that such aggregation can lead to false negative findings and may hide the competing effects of the individual component variables. Using the classical linear model, we analytically show that the OLS estimate for a purely additive index variable is the weighted sum of the true parameters of the component variables. We recommend that researchers make greater use of the available component variables rather than their aggregates. We also develop a simple formal test for whether the data supports the aggregation presented in the index. Finally, we demonstrate the aggregation e®ects by reexamining the effect of democracy and power in two important articles: Fearon and Laitin (2003) and Oneal and Russett (1997). Our results suggest that constraints on the executive play an important role in mitigating the onset of both civil wars and interstate disputes.

2013 - LRA 63rd Annual Conference Pages: unavailable || Words: 1864 words || 
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5. Kim, Hwewon. and McGee, Lea. "The Quality of Reading Recovery Students’ Writing Compared to Average Writers" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the LRA 63rd Annual Conference, Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, Dec 04, 2013 Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2019-10-20 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p662685_index.html>
Publication Type: Roundtable
Review Method: Peer Reviewed

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