Using Real-World Examples to Enhance the Relevance of the Introductory Statistics Course

27 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2012

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Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

Taiwo Amoo

City University of New York - Department of Finance

Date Written: August 15, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Friedman, Linda Weiser and Amoo, Taiwo, Using Real-World Examples to Enhance the Relevance of the Introductory Statistics Course (August 15, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2129750 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2129750

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management ( email )

Linda Weiser Friedman (Contact Author)

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business ( email )

17 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States

HOME PAGE: http://cisnet.baruch.cuny.edu/friedman/

CUNY - The Graduate Center

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New York,, NY 10016
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Taiwo Amoo

City University of New York - Department of Finance ( email )

2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
United States

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