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ERIC Number: ED506521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Teaching Introductory Statistics in the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Approach & Rationale
Hassad, Rossi A.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the American Statistical Association Joint Statistical Meetings (San Francisco, CA, Aug 3-7, 2003)
The teaching and learning of introductory statistics in the behavioral sciences continues to generate much debate on content and pedagogy amidst on-going reform. Facilitating change where appropriate also necessitates an understanding of instructors' motivation for their approach. This pilot study explored approaches to teaching introductory statistics, and instructors' rationale for their approach. Emphasis on concept, calculation and both were reported by 30 (70%), 4 (9%) and 9 (21%) respectively. Teaching approaches were characterized as mechanistic, pragmatic and holistic. These findings can be used to design subgroup-specific interventions for current and prospective instructors of statistics. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A