A Guide to Teaching Statistics

A Guide to Teaching Statistics
Innovations and Best Practices

by Michael R. Hulsizer,Linda M. Woolf

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-01-30
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9781444305241
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Statistics

Statistics
A Self-teaching Guide

by Donald J. Koosis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teaching Statistics and Quantitative Methods in the 21st Century

Teaching Statistics and Quantitative Methods in the 21st Century
A Book

by Joseph Lee Rodgers

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-07-14
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0429810210
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

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

Best Practices for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences
A Book

by Dana Dunn,Randolph A. Smith,Bernard Beins

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 080585746X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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; and 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.

A Guide to Improving the National Education Data System

A Guide to Improving the National Education Data System
A Report

by National Forum on Education Statistics (U.S.). National Education Statistics Agenda Committee

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 137
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Beginner's Guide to R

A Beginner's Guide to R
A Book

by Alain Zuur,Elena N. Ieno,Erik Meesters

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2009-06-24
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0387938370
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on their extensive experience with teaching R and statistics to applied scientists, the authors provide a beginner's guide to R. To avoid the difficulty of teaching R and statistics at the same time, statistical methods are kept to a minimum. The text covers how to download and install R, import and manage data, elementary plotting, an introduction to functions, advanced plotting, and common beginner mistakes. This book contains everything you need to know to get started with R.

Teaching Statistics

Teaching Statistics
A Bag of Tricks

by Andrew Gelman,Deborah Ann Nolan

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 0198572255
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics-Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education
A Joint ICMI/IASE Study: The 18th ICMI Study

by Carmen Batanero,Gail Burrill,Chris Reading

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2011-07-31
  • Pages : 425
  • ISBN : 9789400711310
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

INSIDER'S GUIDE TO TEACHING WITH THE TRIOLA STATISTICS SERIES.

INSIDER'S GUIDE TO TEACHING WITH THE TRIOLA STATISTICS SERIES.
A Book

by MARIO. TRIOLA

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780321833723
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teaching Health Statistics

Teaching Health Statistics
Lesson and Seminar Outlines

by World Health Organization

  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9241545186
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a selection of 23 lesson and seminar outlines designed to encourage the teaching of health statistics. It concentrates on a core of statistical knowledge judged important for all categories of health trainees, including medical students. Emphasis is placed on statistical principles and methods that can help health personnel make rational decisions concerning the management of individual patients or the monitoring of health systems. Topics represent an internationally applicable basic curriculum that reflects technological developments in data handling and information communication. Lessons and seminars are presented in sections related to: (1) statistical principles and methods; (2) health statistics; and (3) statistics in medicine. Attachments (annexes) contain supplementary data sets, statistical tables, and a chart of random numbers. (SLD)

Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics

Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics
OZCOTS 2008-2012

by Helen MacGillivray,Brian Phillips,Michael A. Martin

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-09-01
  • Pages : 418
  • ISBN : 1493906038
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology, Vol. 1

The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology, Vol. 1
A Book

by Todd D. Little

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2013-03-21
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0199934878
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology provides an accessible and comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-science and a one-stop source for learning and reviewing current best-practices in a quantitative methods across the social, behavioral, and educational sciences.

Handbook for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods

Handbook for Teaching Statistics and Research Methods
A Book

by Mark E. Ware,Charles L. Brewer

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2013-11-26
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1317759354
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Teaching Epidemiology

Teaching Epidemiology
A Book

by Jorn Olsen,Rodolfo Saracci,Dimitrios Trichopoulos

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2010-06-25
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 0191575399
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teaching epidemiology requires skill and knowledge, combined with a clear teaching strategy and good pedagogic skills. The general advice is simple: if you are not an expert on a topic, try to enrich your background knowledge before you start teaching. Teaching Epidemiology, third edition helps you to do this, and by providing the world-expert teacher's advice on how best to structure teaching gives a unique insight in to what has worked in their hands. The book will help you plan your own tailored teaching program. The book is a guide to new teachers in the field at two levels; those teaching basic courses for undergraduates, and those teaching more advanced courses for students at postgraduate level. Each chapter provides key concepts and a list of key references. Subject specific methodology and disease specific issues (from cancer to genetic epidemiology) are dealt with in details. There is also a focused chapter on the principles and practice of computer-assisted learning.

A Guide to Practitioner Research in Education

A Guide to Practitioner Research in Education
A Book

by Ian Menter,Dely Elliot,Moira Hulme

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2011-03-28
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1849201854
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written in friendly and accessible language, this concise guide includes numerous practical examples based on the authors’ extensive experience in the field. The authors provide information and guidance on developing research skills such as gathering and analyzing information and data, reporting findings, and research design. They offer critical perspectives to help users reflect on research approaches and to understand the key issues in devising research questions.

Excel 2010 for Environmental Sciences Statistics

Excel 2010 for Environmental Sciences Statistics
A Guide to Solving Practical Problems

by Thomas J. Quirk,Meghan H. Quirk,Howard F. Horton

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-12-08
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 9783319239699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first book to show the capabilities of Microsoft Excel to teach environmental sciences statistics effectively. It is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical environmental sciences problems. If understanding statistics isn’t your strongest suit, you are not especially mathematically-inclined, or if you are wary of computers, this is the right book for you. Excel, a widely available computer program for students and managers, is also an effective teaching and learning tool for quantitative analyses in environmental science courses. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. However, Excel 2010 for Environmental Sciences Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems is the first book to capitalize on these improvements by teaching students and managers how to apply Excel to statistical techniques necessary in their courses and work. Each chapter explains statistical formulas and directs the reader to use Excel commands to solve specific, easy-to-understand environmental science problems. Practice problems are provided at the end of each chapter with their solutions in an appendix. Separately, there is a full Practice Test (with answers in an Appendix) that allows readers to test what they have learned.

Developing Students’ Statistical Reasoning

Developing Students’ Statistical Reasoning
Connecting Research and Teaching Practice

by Joan Garfield,Dani Ben-Zvi

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2008-09-08
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 1402083831
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Increased attention is being paid to the need for statistically educated citizens: statistics is now included in the K-12 mathematics curriculum, increasing numbers of students are taking courses in high school, and introductory statistics courses are required in college. However, increasing the amount of instruction is not sufficient to prepare statistically literate citizens. A major change is needed in how statistics is taught. To bring about this change, three dimensions of teacher knowledge need to be addressed: their knowledge of statistical content, their pedagogical knowledge, and their statistical-pedagogical knowledge, i.e., their specific knowledge about how to teach statistics. This book is written for mathematics and statistics educators and researchers. It summarizes the research and highlights the important concepts for teachers to emphasize, and shows the interrelationships among concepts. It makes specific suggestions regarding how to build classroom activities, integrate technological tools, and assess students’ learning. This is a unique book. While providing a wealth of examples through lessons and data sets, it is also the best attempt by members of our profession to integrate suggestions from research findings with statistics concepts and pedagogy. The book’s message about the importance of listening to research is loud and clear, as is its message about alternative ways of teaching statistics. This book will impact instructors, giving them pause to consider: "Is what I’m doing now really the best thing for my students? What could I do better?" J. Michael Shaughnessy, Professor, Dept of Mathematical Sciences, Portland State University, USA This is a much-needed text for linking research and practice in teaching statistics. The authors have provided a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in statistics education research. The insights they have gleaned from the literature should be tremendously helpful for those involved in teaching and researching introductory courses. Randall E. Groth, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, Salisbury University, USA

Choosing and Using Statistics

Choosing and Using Statistics
A Biologist's Guide

by Calvin Dytham

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-08-02
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1444348213
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Choosing and Using Statistics remains an invaluable guide for students using a computer package to analyse data from research projects and practical class work. The text takes a pragmatic approach to statistics with a strong focus on what is actually needed. There are chapters giving useful advice on the basics of statistics and guidance on the presentation of data. The book is built around a key to selecting the correct statistical test and then gives clear guidance on how to carry out the test and interpret the output from four commonly used computer packages: SPSS, Minitab, Excel, and (new to this edition) the free program, R. Only the basics of formal statistics are described and the emphasis is on jargon-free English but any unfamiliar words can be looked up in the extensive glossary. This new 3rd edition of Choosing and Using Statistics is a must for all students who use a computer package to apply statistics in practical and project work. Features new to this edition: Now features information on using the popular free program, R Uses a simple key and flow chart to help you choose the right statistical test Aimed at students using statistics for projects and in practical classes Includes an extensive glossary and key to symbols to explain any statistical jargon No previous knowledge of statistics is assumed

Statistics

Statistics
Teacher's Guide

by Christopher Ray Olsen,College Entrance Examination Board. Advanced Placement Program

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides information for prospective and current teachers of the AP Statistics course. This edition features more print, online and multimedia resources and specific suggestions vis-a-vis the communication dimension of the free-response questions on the AP Statistics Exam. Included are syllabi developed by six high school teachers currently teaching the AP Statistics course and two college faculty who teach the the equivalent course at their institution. Find detailed lesson plans, innovative teaching tips, recommended teaching resources and more in this 192-page guide.

Excel 2016 for Health Services Management Statistics

Excel 2016 for Health Services Management Statistics
A Guide to Solving Problems

by Thomas J Quirk,Simone M. Cummings

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-09-12
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9783319400655
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book shows the capabilities of Microsoft Excel in teaching health services management statistics effectively. Similar to the previously published Excel 2013 for Health Services Management Statistics, this book is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical health service management problems. If understanding statistics isn’t your strongest suit, you are not especially mathematically-inclined, or if you are wary of computers, this is the right book for you. Excel, a widely available computer program for students and managers, is also an effective teaching and learning tool for quantitative analyses in health service courses. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. However, Excel 2016 for Health Services Management Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems is the first book to capitalize on these improvements by teaching students and managers how to apply Excel to statistical techniques necessary in their courses and work. Each chapter explains statistical formulas and directs the reader to use Excel commands to solve specific, easy-to-understand health service management problems. Practice problems are provided at the end of each chapter with their solutions in an appendix. Separately, there is a full Practice Test (with answers in an Appendix) that allows readers to test what they have learned.