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ERIC Number: ED514776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Teaching Statistics in Labor, Social, Juridical or Economic Studies
Navarrete-Alvarez, Esteban; Rosales-Moreno, Maria Jesus; Huete-Morales, Maria Dolores
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v7 n10 p36-41 Oct 2010
Statistics teaching should not be carried out in the same way for all kinds of university students. Instead, teaching statistics should take into account the different fields of study that students have chosen. For example, students of sciences or engineering have different interests and backgrounds compared to students of any social or juridical field. The authors address this latter group of students (social, juridical, labor or even economics). The authors propose a direct approach: beginning with a real situation or supposition with real data. Questions of interest are explored and put into the language of statistics. To answer the questions, the necessary statistical methods are used. If needed, these methods are presented and explained at that time. Finally, the authors return to the beginning, to give an interpretation of the results. The approach takes into account the students' levels and the kind of studies or professional orientation of these students. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures, and 1 footnote.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A