ERIC Number: EJ1063319
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Publication Date: 2011-Sep
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Teaching Introductory Business Statistics Using the DCOVA Framework
Levine, David M.; Stephan, David F.
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v9 n3 p395-400 Sep 2011
Introductory business statistics students often receive little guidance on how to apply the methods they learn to further business objectives they may one day face. And those students may fail to see the continuity among the topics taught in an introductory course if they learn those methods outside a context that provides a unifying framework. The DCOVA problem-solving framework that presents discrete steps to define, collect, organize, visualize, and analyze data addresses these concerns while helping to enhance the perceived value of taking statistics courses.
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Statistics, Teaching Methods, Business Administration Education, Business Skills, Business Administration, Problem Solving, Data Analysis, Theory of Mind, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Context Effect
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