We all need statistics in our daily lives. However, Statistical literacy in the world is poor. Much of this is due to “stataphobia” which is the fear of statistics and not having experts available to help. In developing countries the problem is great as only 3% of the scientific publications are from developing countries, while 80% of the World's population live there as well as 24.1% of the scientists.
The Bibliotheca Alexandria (Library of Alexandria) has developed a systems to improve learning about statistics and to help students and budding young researchers. To accomplish this we have build the largest virtual research methods library. We are currently establishing the largest research methods book library as well.
Our mission is to help students learn about statistics, to aid with statistics of everyday life in research and publication, with the goal to improve global statistical literacy. This is a free service built by the library and many statistical experts in the world.
The components of the RMLA are:
Methods Library of Alexandria
1.1. Research Methods Supercourse: We have collected over 1000 PowerPoint lectures from Experts an many different facets of research design
2. RMLA Statistical Matrix This is system to help students learn about statistics by having many different lectures on the same statistics topics.
3. BA Africa We are particularly concerned about building research and statistical capacity in Africa
We have many other components which can be found at: