Throughout his teaching career, Dr. Ramseyer acknowledged that he taught a subject that most students hated. From this vantage point, Dr. Ramseyer created an approach to teaching statistics that included a love of the subject, an ability to explain even the toughest concepts in simple terms and the incorporation of humor. He is probably most remembered by the many non-statistics graduate students who survived the dreaded statistics required courses with his help. Others will remember his animated classroom performances as "Dr. Sigma." In his own words, Dr. Ramseyer dedicated his statistics web pages "to helping instructors and students experience the lighter side of statistics."
For Dr. Ramseyer's philosphy of statistics, in his own words, please see Statistics Philosophy.
See Dr. Ramseyer's Recommended Links for links to his favorite internet sites.
- B.A. in Mathematics, University of Iowa
- M.S. in Mathematics, University of Iowa
- Ph.D in Educational and Psychological Statistics, University of Iowa
- Statistics 1: Psych 240 Syllabus
- Statistics 11: Psych 241 Syllabus
- Experimental Design: Psych 441 Syllabus
- Multivariate Analysis: Psych 444 Syllabus
- Teaching of statistics
- Unique applications of analysis of variance
- Monte Carlo studies of the assumptions of statistical tests
- Mathematical and statistical aspects of ESP studies
- Use of separate answer sheets by primary aged children
Hobbies And Other Interests
- Collecting baseball cards
- Collecting University of Iowa Homecoming badges
- Using Apple products -- computers, laptops, iPads, iPods
- Umpiring baseball for Illinois High School Association
- Fishing in the U.S. and Canada
- Searching for humor in statistics
- Downloading music from iTunes and CDs to my iPods
- Practicing intermediate tricks on professional yo-yos