http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qshd
More or Less
Radio 4 programme devoted to numbers and statistics with some good topical material for use in teaching. See also the excellent book spun off from the first series
Michael Blastland and Andrew Dilnot The Tiger that Isn´t Profile Books 2007.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Statistics
The Wikipedia statistics portal has some useful material, although some of he entries are more suited to a graduate statistics audience than undergraduate social scientists.


http://www.statsusernet.org.uk/StatsUserNet/Blogs/BlogViewer/?BlogKey=c146691a646846f88c2ebc69591cd442
A Useful discussion of the need for good data to have a 'narrative commentary' : metadata that makes clear the strengths and weaknesses of the data given the definitions used and the way the data has been produced


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anscombe's_quartet#cite_note6
Anscombe's quartet of four quite different sets of 11 data points which nevertheless all share very similar mean and variance values for X and Y, correlationXY and linear regression of Y on X. Useful for emphasizing the need to visualize data.


http://www.rapidtables.com/math/symbols/Statisical_Symbols.htm
Symbols sometimes hard to track down on your keyboard.


http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/welcome.htm
Materials on the history of statistics


http://www.economics.soton.ac.uk/staff/aldrich/Figures.htm
Materials on the history of statistics


http://www8.open.ac.uk/score/
The SCORE project on OERs based at the Open University


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem
This 'theorem' usually surfaces sooner or later in probability. This Wikipedia entry has just about everything you need.


http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2006/09/theheightofinequality/305089/
modern commentary on Jan Pen’s ‘National Income Parade’


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/health/28well.html
Useful report of the paper at http://www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/haavioma/artikpdf/atkins_etal2001.pdf and others looking at rate of infidelity. Useful for comparing with Shere Hite's 'survey' findings and the dramatic way survey instrument can influence reporting. See also http://qmteaching.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/nonrandomsamples/

