ERIC Number: EJ1032024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Simpson's Paradox: A Data Set and Discrimination Case Study Exercise
Taylor, Stanley A.; Mickel, Amy E.
Journal of Statistics Education, v22 n1 2014
In this article, we present a data set and case study exercise that can be used by educators to teach a range of statistical concepts including Simpson's paradox. The data set and case study are based on a real-life scenario where there was a claim of discrimination based on ethnicity. The exercise highlights the importance of performing rigorous statistical analysis and how data interpretations can accurately inform or misguide decision makers.
Descriptors: Statistics, Case Studies, Concept Formation, Mathematical Concepts, Vignettes, Racial Discrimination, Ethnicity, Statistical Analysis, Data Analysis, Computer Software, Expenditures, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Computation, College Mathematics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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