Using Real-World Examples to Enhance the Relevance of the Introductory Statistics Course
27 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2012
Date Written: August 15, 2012
This paper discusses various cases, stories, and examples involving the use of statistics that can add excitement to an introductory statistics course. Teaching statistics as a mathematics course does not work for students interested in careers in business and accounting. What is needed, the authors feel, are attention-grabbing examples. The authors provide instructors with interesting material for making a statistics course exciting and relevant.
Keywords: Introductory Statistics, Statistics Education, Real-world examples in teaching, evidence-based research, health research, happiness research, teacher cheating, attractiveness research, college rankings
JEL Classification: A22, C10, I10, I21, I29
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