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Teaching Statistics

Author : Andrew Gelman
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Students in the sciences, economics, psychology, social sciences, and medicine take introductory statistics. Statistics is increasingly offered at the high school level as well. However, statistics can be notoriously difficult to teach as it is seen by many students as difficult and boring, if not irrelevant to their subject of choice. To help dispel these misconceptions, Gelman and Nolan have put together this fascinating and thought-provoking book. Based on years of teaching experiencethe book provides a wealth of demonstrations, examples and projects that involve active student participation. Part I of the book presents a large selection of activities for introductory statistics courses and combines chapters such as, 'First week of class', with exercises to break the ice and get students talking; then 'Descriptive statistics' , collecting and displaying data; then follows the traditional topics - linear regression, data collection, probability and inference. Part IIgives tips on what does and what doesn't work in class: how to set up effective demonstrations and examples, how to encourage students to participate in class and work effectively in group projects. A sample course plan is provided. Part III presents material for more advanced courses on topics such as decision theory, Bayesian statistics and sampling.

Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education

Author : Carmen Batanero
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Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics-Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education results from the Joint ICMI/IASE Study Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics: Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education. Oriented to analyse the teaching of statistics in school and to recommend improvements in the training of mathematics teachers to encourage success in preparing statistically literate students, the volume provides a picture of the current situation in both the teaching of school statistics and the pre-service education of mathematics teachers. A primary goal of Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics-Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education is to describe the essential elements of statistics, teacher’s professional knowledge and their learning experiences. Moreover, a research agenda that invites new research, while building from current knowledge, is developed. Recommendations about strategies and materials, available to train prospective teachers in university and in-service teachers who have not been adequately prepared, are also accessible to the reader.

Teaching Statistics Using Baseball 2nd Edition

Author : James Albert
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This book illustrates basic methods of data analysis and probability models by means of baseball statistics collected on players and teams. The idea of the book is to describe statistical thinking in a context that will be familiar and interesting to students. The second edition of Teaching Statistics follows the same structure as the first edition, where the case studies and exercises have been replaced by modern players and teams, and the new types of baseball data from the PitchFX system and fangraphs.com are incorporated into the text.

Teaching Statistics

Author : Andrew Gelman
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Students in the sciences, economics, social sciences, and medicine take an introductory statistics course. And yet statistics can be notoriously difficult for instructors to teach and for students to learn. To help overcome these challenges, Gelman and Nolan have put together this fascinating and thought-provoking book. Based on years of teaching experience the book provides a wealth of demonstrations, activities, examples, and projects that involve active student participation. Part I of the book presents a large selection of activities for introductory statistics courses and has chapters such as 'First week of class'-- with exercises to break the ice and get students talking; then descriptive statistics, graphics, linear regression, data collection (sampling and experimentation), probability, inference, and statistical communication. Part II gives tips on what works and what doesn't, how to set up effective demonstrations, how to encourage students to participate in class and to work effectively in group projects. Course plans for introductory statistics, statistics for social scientists, and communication and graphics are provided. Part III presents material for more advanced courses on topics such as decision theory, Bayesian statistics, sampling, and data science.

A Guide to Teaching Statistics

Author : Michael R. Hulsizer
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A Guide to Teaching Statistics: Innovations and BestPractices addresses the critical aspects of teaching statisticsto undergraduate students, acting as an invaluable tool for bothnovice and seasoned teachers of statistics. Guidance on textbook selection, syllabus construction, andcourse outline Classroom exercises, computer applications, and Internetresources designed to promote active learning Tips for incorporating real data into course content Recommendations on integrating ethics and diversity topics intostatistics education Strategies to assess student's statistical literacy, thinking,and reasoning skills Additional material online at ahref="http://www.teachstats.org/"www.teachstats.org/a

Teaching Statistics

Author : Thomas Moore
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A recent survey showed that for every student taking a statistics course in a statistics department, more than three take such a course in a mathematics department, but many math departments have no statistician on staff. This instructor's manual was originally intended as a companion volume to math-teacher workshops that addressed the issue, but it may also be helpful to experienced teachers of statistics at the undergraduate or secondary level. It includes classic and original articles on various aspects of statistical education as well as descriptions of innovative projects. The text has no subject index. c. Book News Inc.

Handbook for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods

Author : Mark E. Ware
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This volume presents a collection of articles selected from Teaching of Psychology, sponsored by APA Division 2. It contains the collective experience of teachers who have successfully dealt with students' statistics anxiety, resistance to conducting literature reviews, and related problems. For those who teach statistics or research methods courses to undergraduate or graduate students in psychology, education, and the social sciences, this book provides many innovative strategies for teaching a variety of methodological concepts and procedures in statistics and research methods courses.

Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics

Author : Helen MacGillivray
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The first OZCOTS conference in 1998 was inspired by papers contributed by Australians to the 5th International Conference on Teaching Statistics. In 2008, as part of the program of one of the first National Senior Teaching Fellowships, the 6th OZCOTS was held in conjunction with the Australian Statistical Conference, with Fellowship keynotes and contributed papers, optional refereeing and proceedings. This venture was so successful that the 7th and 8th OZCOTS were similarly run, conjoined with Australian Statistical Conferences in 2010 and 2012. Authors of papers from these OZCOTS conferences were invited to develop chapters for refereeing and inclusion in this volume. There are sections on keynote topics, undergraduate curriculum and learning, professional development, postgraduate learning, and papers from OZCOTS 2012. Because OZCOTS aim to unite statisticians and statistics educators, the approaches this volume takes are immediately relevant to all who have a vested interest in good teaching practices. Globally, statistics as a discipline, statistical pedagogy and statistics in academia and industry are all critically important to the modern information society. This volume addresses these roles within the wider society as well as questions that are specific to the discipline itself. Other chapters share research on learning and teaching statistics in interdisciplinary work and student preparation for futures in academia, government and industry.

Best Practices in Teaching Statistics and Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

Author : Dana S. Dunn
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This book provides a showcase for "best practices" in teaching statistics and research methods in two- and four-year colleges and universities. A helpful resource for teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced statistics and/or methods, the book features coverage of: ways to integrate these courses how to promote ethical conduct how to create writing intensive programs novel tools and activities to get students involved strategies for teaching online courses and computer applications guidance on how to create and maintain helpful web resources assessment advice to help demonstrate that students are learning tips on linking diversity to research methodology. This book appeals to veteran and novice educators and graduate students who teach research methods and/or statistics in psychology and other behavioral sciences and serves as an excellent resource in related faculty workshops. A CD with activities that readers can customize is included.

Teaching Statistics at Its Best

Author : David Green
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Teaching Statistics and Quantitative Methods in the 21st Century

Author : Joseph Lee Rodgers
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This work, which provides a guide for revising and expanding statistical and quantitative methods pedagogy, is useful for novice and seasoned instructors at both undergraduate and graduate levels, inspiring them to use transformative approaches to train students as future researchers. Is it time for a radical revision in our pedagogical orientation? How are we currently teaching introductory statistics and quantitative methods, and how should we teach them? What innovations are used, what is in development? This ground-breaking edited volume addresses these questions and more, providing cutting-edge guidance from highly accomplished teachers. Many current textbooks and syllabi differ in only superficial ways from those used 50 years ago, yet the field of quantitative methods—and its relationship to the research enterprise—has expanded in many important ways. A philosophical axiom underlying this book is that introductory teaching should prepare students to potentially enter more advanced quantitative methods training and ultimately to become accomplished researchers. The reader is introduced to classroom innovation, and to both pragmatic and philosophical challenges to the status quo, motivating a broad revolution in how introductory statistics and quantitative methods are taught. Designed to update and renovate statistical pedagogy, this material will stimulate students, new instructors, and experienced teachers.

Teaching of Statistics and Statistical Consulting

Author : Jagdish S. Rustagi
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Teaching of Statistics and Statistical Consulting is a collection of papers dealing with graduate programs in statistics; teaching service courses and short courses; and training statisticians for employment in industry and government. Some papers also deal with the role of statistical consulting in graduate training and teaching statistics at the Open University. One paper describes some observations made on graduate program in statistics, citing concerns of professionalism, competency, and a highly structured university curriculum. Another paper takes a task analysis approach to designing a regression analysis course where, with proper course structuring, students will actively learn to do the objectives of the course. Other papers discuss consulting and research work at the Australian Government's research organization, as well as how to prepare statisticians for future government service or for the private industry. One paper deals with some important things that a practicing statistician should know, but which are seldom taught in statistics courses. Another paper describes teaching statistics at a distance from the Open University in the United Kingdom. The collection can prove helpful for academic statisticians in educational institutions, to statisticians, or to mathematicians employed in the public or private sectors.

Activities for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods

Author : Jeffrey R. Stowell
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This book offers original, classroom-tested activities to teach high school and undergraduate students essential concepts in research methods and statistics.

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Teaching Statistics University of Sheffield 9 13 August 1982

Author : D. R. Grey
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The second volume of these conference proceedings includes 35 papers presented under seven topic headings. The topic headings are: (1) education and training in statistics in developing countries; (2) co-operation between academic and practicing statisticians; (3) teaching survey sampling; (4) teaching design and analysis of experiments; (5) training industrial practitioners; (6) principles of learning probability and statistics (including papers examining children's choice behavior in probabilistic situations, a survey of probability concepts in 3000 students aged 11-16 years, teaching probability and statistics so as to overcome some misconceptions, and the role of explanation in teaching elementary probability); and (7) the teaching of agricultural statistics (which includes a single paper on training of personnel for agricultural statistics in Jordan). Like the papers in the first volume, these papers provide a summary of the situation in statistical education around the world and point the way to future developments. (JN)

Innovations in Teaching Statistics

Author : Joan B. Garfield
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Teaching Statistics

Author : Darren Macey
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Statistics has developed in parallel with the advances of technological and social change. Informed by the work of the Cambridge Mathematics team, this book outlines a new pedagogical approach to teaching statistics. It frames the interconnectedness of the subject around the experiences that students should have, rather than the specific techniques required. The book provides numerous examples and suggestions that teachers can incorporate in the classroom to help improve the way students understand statistics.

Teaching Psychology

Author : James Hartley
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This publication is the first to cover the entire field of teaching psychology, and includes teaching methods, advising, and curriculum planning as well as special problems in teaching laboratory and statistics courses. The articles selected provide thought-provoking reading for an international readership. Each of twelve subject-oriented sections contains a brief introduction, five articles, and suggested further readings for those wishing to pursue a particular topic in more detail.

Teaching Statistical Concepts

Author : Anne Hawkins
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There is growing recognition that statistics should be part of the core curriculum for the compulsory schooling of all children, leading to a now urgent need for teachers to be trained in both statistical content and appropriate teaching methods. This book lays the foundation for teacher's responses to these changes, exploring how best to teach those applied skills which are now seen to be a more relevant part of the content of statistical courses.

Study of Turkish Teachers Knowledge for Teaching Statistics

Author : Elif Safak
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For adaptation processes, a conceptual framework which provided a systematic and structured approach by utilizing multiple strategies was derived from literature and it was employed to address the issues related to interpretive and procedural equivalence within the study. Once this was accomplished, adapted instruments were field tested with 121 inservice mathematics teachers in a midsized province in Turkey. Then the psychometric properties of the adapted CAOS-4 and MKT-PDS measures were investigated by using multiple statistical methodologies: CTT, IRT, and DIF, which together provided more robust results to ensure psychometric soundness of the instruments.

Teaching Evidence Based Practice in Nursing

Author : Rona F. Levin, PhD, RN
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Awarded second place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Education/Continuing Education category This AJN award-winning text is the only book to teach evidence-based practice (EBP) content grounded in a tested philosophy of teaching and learning. It provides the tools, perspective and context for health educators and practitioners to implement evidence-based care practices and evaluate their efficacy. Reflecting four years of successful experiences in helping academic agencies understand and implement EBP, this new edition has been reorganized to include updated information and five new chapters. It stresses the importance of mentorship in creating EBP and illustrates how mentorship can be designed and implemented to promote EBP. The text clarifies three principal values: How to integrate EBP into academic curricula How to implement an EBP model in clinical settings (for graduate, second career, and CE students) How to address teaching and learning strategies for specific user groups Teaching Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing will be of value to clinical and academic educators, educational and clinical administrators, unit managers, students attending CE programs, and students in nursing education graduate programs. Key Features: Revises and expands upon AJN Book of the Year Award first edition Reflects knowledge gained from four years of successful experiences in teaching and learning EBP since publication of first edition Provides comprehensive and innovative strategies for mentoring and teaching EBP in education and practice scenarios Describes how to implement EBP at undergraduate levels, for second career students, and in continuing education