CrossValidated would have been outrageously useful to me a few years ago when I'd only taken one statistics course and couldn't figure out how to learn to test what I wanted to test. I wound up reading a lot of books. (Amusingly, I also couldn't find the statistics courses at my university because none of them were in the statistics department.)
I also find the more basic questions on the content of a typical introductory statistics class to be the most fun to answer.
I would thus like to tell people taking introductory statistics courses about CrossValidated. I'm wondering
- Does anyone think I/we shouldn't do this? And, if so, why?
- What approach would I/we use to tell people?
My thoughts so far on how one might tell people
- If you know people who are taking introductory statistics courses, tell them that they might find help on conceptual questions at CrossValidated.
- If you know people who are teaching introductory statistics courses, tell them to tell their students that they may find help on conceptual questions at CrossValidated in case they can't make office hours one week or whatever.