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ERIC Number: ED506522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Link and Think--A Model for Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences (The Power of a Definition)
Hassad, Rossi A.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the American Statistical Association Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) (New York, NY, Aug 11-15, 2002)
Statistics is generally classified as a difficult course. In this regard, promoting an active learning environment is a popular instructional strategy. However, there is much evidence in the literature of a literal and simplistic interpretation of "active learning environment". This report describes an approach to facilitating introductory statistics. The model embodies constructivism, the integrated curriculum approach and outcomes-based assessment. Statistics is promoted as data management, and is defined as: a structured and logical process of collecting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data, based on specific objectives, for the purpose of decision-making. This model provides a logical framework that reflects real world applications. In particular, it has the potential to offer appropriate stimuli for cognitive effort, resulting in learning that is meaningful rather than rote. [This paper was published in: The Proceedings of Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM). American Statistical Association, 2002. p1396-1399.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A