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I am a Ph.D. student of the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. I am now studying with Prof. Jim Slotta at his ENCORE Lab.


Technology Related Stuff

My DIY projects

Linux (Fedora, CentOS) Stuff

Cool Software (most are for Mac)

  • Tomcat Controller - Mac download has version 1.2. MacUpdate has version 2.1. You can install Tomcat anywhere (any directory you can access) on your Leopard and start and stop your Tomcat.
  • SimplyBurns - Small and easy to use software with functions I need, like burn data cds, copy cd, erase cd-rw, burn images, rip discs (create image of cds). However, I think it is a little slow.

Statistics Related

Here are some personal thoughts, experiences, and resources (books, research papers, Internet resources ...) that I had in my research methods and statistics courses as well as my practical research. Things that I think important and I should pay more attention to.

Personal Thoughts and Experiences.

  • Sample Size in Factor Analysis (not finished yet) - What is the minmum sample size for conductiong factor analysis? Absolute sample size is important or subjects-to-variables ratio is important? what are the conditions of using small sample size?

General Resources

  • Salsburg, D. (2001). The lady tasting tea: How statistics revolutionized science in the twentieth century. New York: WH Freeman and Company.
  • Mill, J. D. (2003). SPSS textbooks: A review for teachers. Statistics Education Research Journal, 20(2), 59-70.
  • Keselman, H. J., etc. (1998). Statistical practices of educational researchers: An analysis of their ANOVA, MANOVA, and ANCOVA analysis. Review of Educational Research, 68, 350-386. More in ENCORE resources ...
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