“ShinyStats” is a series of web-based interactive applications (Apps) created using the R statistical programming language and an extension called Shiny. Students are given already visualised sample data to interact with; for example, they can manipulate the number of observations. Each time an observation is altered, the application displays the p-value (an indicator of statistical significance). This level of experimentation gives the students a more thorough understanding of statistical concepts, benefitting not only their own research and analysis but also the ability to understand the results quoted in published medical literature.
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Some images do not have a text alternative, so people using a screen reader cannot access the information. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). Due to the nature of these pedagocial applications - teaching statistics via visualisations, it is not possible completely replace the information given by these images with text in this application. More traditional - text and equation based - statistics books should be used instead.
This statement was prepared on 22-09-2020. It was last reviewed on 22-09-2020.
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