Defenders

WE ARE LOOKING FOR CLASS TESTERS FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR.

 

Defenders is a web-based game with corresponding investigative laboratory modules that effectively teach statistical thinking and the process of scientific inquiry to undergraduate students. The game player chooses between different types of medicines, turrets, and upgrades to defeat viruses that are spreading throughout the world. Corresponding student lab handouts and interactive Shiny apps focus on using visualizations and hypothesis tests to determine which medicines are most effective. By completing the associated lab modules, students develop a richer understanding of the challenges of drawing conclusions from a p-value.

 

The following link allows you to play the Defenders Game (Click on the Defenders tab). DURING THE SUMMER OF 2020, WE ARE DEVELOPING A LAB THAT IS MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR INTRODUCTORY STUDENTS WITH NO GAMING EXPERIENCE.

 

You may be asked to install Unity Web Player, this may take a few minutes.

Many browsers will require you to allow popups before they will run these stat2labs games.

 

The following link provides general game rules Defenders Rules.

 

Data Visualization Lab: Student Handout with Notes/Discussion Questions

This activity uses the Defenders game to help introductory statistics think about using visualizations to draw conclusions from data.

 

Hypothesis Testing Lab: Student Handout with Notes/Discussion Questions

This activity uses the Defenders game to help introductory statistics think about using visualizations and hypothesis test to draw conclusions from data

 

Data visualizations that allow you to view all data are at Defenders Data Visualizations

 

All data from the game is available at Defenders Data.

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Grinnell students Ryuta Kure, Devansh Chandgothia, and Liam Liden for creating, editing and maintaining the on-line game.