The Baylor University Interactive Statistics Modules Project, affectionately known as “BaylorISMs”, grew out of a handful of stand-alone modules made with Mathematica that David Kahle (Asst. Professor, Statistical Science) created for his introductory statistical methods course at Baylor University. In the summer of 2012, the project was supported by the Baylor University Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) program, with (then) Baylor undergraduate student Ryan Warnick working with Prof. Kahle to create several modules which were the foundation for several of the modules (soon to be posted).
In the fall of 2012, David Kahle, Jane Harvill (Assoc. Professor, Statistical Science), Lance Grigsby (Sr. Academic Consultant, Electronic Library), and Sharon Johnson (Web Designer, Electronic Communications) shared a series of conversations about how to best share these modules with the world. The current implementation is the result of those discussions – we hope you enjoy it! The project went live on March 20, 2013, and continues to grow daily. If you have any comments, suggestions, or criticisms, please send them our way via the avenues listed on the contact us page.
We are actively seeking funding to advance the project. If you would like to help support the project, or have suggestions for support, please send an email to the BaylorISMs Project.
Several people have given useful tips and support in the construction of these modules. The creators of BaylorISMs would like to extend a warm thanks to Jack Tubbs, Dean Young, James Stamey, and the rest of the Department of Statistical Science at Baylor University, as well as Baylor University’s Electronic Library and Electronic Communications .