William Duckworth
William Duckworth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Statistics & Analytics
Department of Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Terminal Degree: Ph.D. in Statistics, earned April 1998, from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1993-1998 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1988-1993 Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • Ph.D. in Statistics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 1998
  • M.S. in Statistics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 1996
  • M.S. in Statistics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, May 1993
  • B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, December 1991

Monographs and Books

Moore, D., McCabe, G., Alwan, L., Craig, B., and Duckworth, W. (2010). The Practice of Statistics for Business and Economics, Third Edition, W.H. Freeman Publishers, textbook for introductory business statistics, 787 pages. Contribution: Approximately 25% of work done by Duckworth 

Moore, D., McCabe, G., Duckworth, W., and Alwan, L. (2008). The Practice of Business Statistics, Second Edition, W.H. Freeman Publishers, textbook for introductory business statistics, 843 pages. Contribution: Approximately 50% of work done by Duckworth (and 50% by McCabe) 

Duckworth, W. (2008). Nonparametric Tests, W.H. Freeman Publishers, optional supplement for The Practice of Business Statistics, Second Edition, 35 pages. 

Duckworth, W. (2008). Bootstrap Methods and Permutation Tests, W.H. Freeman Publishers, optional supplement for The Practice of Business Statistics, Second Edition, 60 pages.

Moore, D., McCabe, G., Duckworth, W., and Sclove, S. (2003). The Practice of Business Statistics, First Edition, W.H. Freeman Publishers, textbook for introductory business statistics, 695 pages. Contribution: Approximately 33% of work done by Duckworth (and 33% each by Moore and McCabe)

Duckworth, W. (2003). Time Series Forecasting, W.H. Freeman Publishers, optional supplement for The Practice of Business Statistics, First Edition, 42 pages. 

Duckworth, W. and Derr, B. (1997). Getting Started with the Market Research Application, SAS Publishing, 64 pages. Contribution: Approximately 50% of the work Note: Officially, the “author” is listed as “SAS” because this work was considered to be software documentation and was self-published by SAS Institute, Inc. 

Articles

Refereed Journals

Stephenson, W., Froelich, A., and Duckworth, W. Using Resampling To Compare Two Proportions, Teaching Statistics, published 2010. Contribution: Approximately 33% of the work

Froelich, A. and Duckworth, W. with Culhane, J. Does Your iPod Really Play Favorites?, The American Statistician, published 2009. Contribution: Approximately 40% of the work

Froelich, A., Stephenson, W., and Duckworth, W. (2008). Assessment of Materials for Engaging Students in Statistical Discovery, Journal of Statistics Education, Volume 16, No. 2 (July). Contribution: Approximately 30% of the work

Froelich, A., Duckworth, W., and Stephenson, W. (2005). Training Statistics Teachers at Iowa State University, The American Statistician, Volume 59, No. 1 (Feb.), pp. 8-10. Contribution: Approximately 33% of the work

Marasinghe, M., Duckworth, W., and Shin, T. (2004). Tools for Teaching Regression Concepts Using Dynamic Graphics, Journal of Statistics Education, Volume 12, No. 2 (July). Contribution: Approximately 40% of the work

Duckworth, W. and Stephenson, W. (2002). Beyond Traditional Statistical Methods, The American Statistician, Volume 56, No. 3, pp. 230-233. Contribution: Approximately 50% of the work

Duckworth, W. (2000). Some Maximin Distance Designs, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Volume 88, pp. 149-170. Note: This paper was based, in part (about 70% of the material), on my dissertation; however, my advisor did not do any of the research or writing for this material and acknowledged this by asking that I not put his name on as co-author (although I offered to add him out of respect for his role in my education). !

Non-refereed Journals

Froelich, A. and Duckworth, W. (2010). Using New JMP Interactive Modules to Teach Concepts in Introductory Statistics, SAS Global Forum Proceedings. Contribution: Approximately 50% of the work

Froelich, A. and Duckworth, W. (2007). Using JMP Scripts in Teaching Introductory Statistics, American Statistical Association Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education. Contribution: Approximately 50% of the work

Froelich, A., Duckworth, W., and Stephenson, W. (2006). Further Assessment of Materials for Engaging Students in Statistical Discovery, American Statistical Association Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education. Contribution: Approximately 30% of the work

Froelich, A., Duckworth, W., and Stephenson, W. (2005). Assessment of Materials for Engaging Students in Statistical Discovery, American Statistical Association

Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education. Contribution: Approximately 30% of the work !

Froelich, A., Duckworth, W., and Stephenson, W. (2004). Engaging Students in Statistical Discovery, American Statistical Association Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education. Contribution: Approximately 30% of the work

Duckworth, W. and Stephenson, W. (2003). Resampling Methods: Not Just for Statisticians Anymore, American Statistical Association Proceedings of the Section on Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences. Contribution: Approximately 50% of the work

Duckworth, W. and Stephenson, W. (2000). Statistical Computing: An Undergraduate Course for the New Millennium, American Statistical Association Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education. Contribution: Approximately 60% of the work

Duckworth, W. and Stephenson, W. (2000). Beyond Traditional Statistical Methods, American Statistical Association Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education. Contribution: Approximately 50% of the work

Invited Presentations

Froelich, A. and Duckworth, W. (2010). Using New JMP Interactive Modules to Teach Concepts in Introductory Statistics, SAS Global Forum Conference, April 2010.

Duckworth, W. (2009) Statistics at Miami – Growth and Expansion, Department of Statistics Inaugural Conference, November 2009.

Duckworth, W. (2009) JMP Concept Discovery Modules for Teaching Core Concepts, Discovery 2009 Conference, September 2009.

Duckworth, W. (2009) Using the JMP Scripting Language to Teach Sampling and Inference for the Mean, Joint Statistical Meetings, August 2009.

Duckworth, W. (2007). Appropriate Use of Software in Introductory Business Statistics Courses, Decision Sciences Institute annual conference, November 2007.

Duckworth, W. and Stephenson, W. (2003). Resampling Methods: Not Just for Statisticians Anymore, Joint Statistical Meetings annual conference, August 2003. Contribution: Approximately 45% of the work

Duckworth, W. (2002). Web Infrastructure to Support ASA Educational Programs, Joint Statistical Meetings annual conference, August 2002. 

Duckworth, W. (2001). An Internet Portal for Statistics Education, Joint Statistical Meetings annual conference, August 2001. 

Duckworth, W. (1999). A Statistics Education Position at a Research I University, Sixth International Conference on Statistics, Combinatorics, and Related Areas, December 1999.

Note: I also gave a contributed talk titled Binary Space-Filling Designs at this conference.

Contributed Presentations

I have presented poster sessions on topics including statistical software use, development of teaching software for statistics, and assessment of student engagement in learning statistics at the Joint Statistical Meetings annual conference in the years: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2000, and 1999. I also presented at the USCOTS 2011 Conference in Cary, NC.
c) Reviews: none
d) Abstracts and Scholarly Papers: none 
e) Artistic Exhibits and Performances: none 
f) Other Publications and Presentations not listed in a) through e): 

Vardeman, S. and Morris, M. (2003). Statistics and Ethics: Some Advice for Young Statisticians, The American Statistician, Volume 57, No. 1, pp. 21-26. Note: I was honored to have been asked to provide input into the content and flow of this paper addressing the issue of ethical statistical practice to undergraduate and graduate students studying statistics. I was one of eighteen professionals ask to participate in the forming of this paper. I was (and still am) humbled to have been included in a list that includes many of my “statistical heroes” when I was asked to become a part of this work by the two authors. 

My work on JSL Scripting to teach Statistical concepts was cited and used in the book Practical Data Analysis with JMP, 2011, SAS Institute, Inc.  Dr. Amy Froelich and I have created a set of JSL Scripts for teaching Statistical concepts in the classroom. The scripts have been adopted by SAS Institute as interactive learning modules for use with JMP software. The ninth script, Demonstrate Regression, was completed during 2011. A tenth script, Demonstrate ANOVA, was completed in 2013.