Teaching with JASP

Teaching with JASP

Students like working with JASP, and the ability to annotate output provides new and exciting teaching opportunities; for instance, with JASP it is easy to pose questions, present interpretations, guide students through a chain of analyses, grade answers, and provide feedback.

These are just a few of the reasons why statistics lecturers at universities around the world are using JASP in their statistics classes as an alternative to traditional statistical software such as SPSS. The JASP team and JASP community are dedicated to providing teachers with all the resources they need.


Resources for Teachers

The Data Library

JASP comes with a data library of over 50 data sets to illustrate various kinds of analyses. All data sets are accompanied by a .jasp-file that describes the data set and the associated analysis in detail, which makes the JASP Data Library a great tool for teaching. Watch how to access the JASP Data Library (GIF).
A book that documents the data sets and provides example analyses is under development and can be freely accessed here. Teachers and researchers who wish to use the JASP Data Documentation Format can find a LaTeX template here.

The JASP Website

Students new to JASP and/or statistics in general will find guidance on the Getting Started and How to Use JASP pages on our website, where the basic functionality of JASP as well as many of the analyses are explained in detail.

Teaching Material on the OSF

The OSF folder ‘Undergraduate Statistics with JASP’ by Erin Buchanan and colleagues contains a lot of useful material that teachers can use for teaching statistics with JASP.

JASP Manuals

Statistical Analysis in JASP. A Guide for Students by Mark Goss-Sampson (PDF) is a 151-page long, in-depth guide on how to perform various forms of frequentist analyses in JASP. Teachers are free to use it and share it with their students. For older versions and other JASP manuals, see JASP Materials.

JASP Textbook

Learning Statistics with JASP: A Tutorial for Psychology Students and Other Beginners is a free textbook by Danielle J. Navarro, David R. Foxcroft, and Thomas J. Faulkenberry that covers the basics of statistical inference with JASP.

Other JASP Materials

For more JASP-related material (e.g., other online resources, papers, or books about JASP), you can head over to JASP Materials.

Help from the JASP Community

The JASP community is ready to help you. For statistical questions, our Twitter page and the JASP forum are the places to be. For any software-related issues, the best option is to visit our GitHub repository. Of course, you can also send us an e-mail.