ERIC Number: EJ1164641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Kurtosis: A Forgotten Moment
McAlevey, Lynn G.; Stent, Alan F.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v49 n1 p120-130 2018
The treatment of kurtosis in textbooks is both sparse and contradictory with applications rarely discussed. To address this, an easily understood definition of kurtosis is introduced and important applications are demonstrated. Two different approaches to teaching kurtosis are presented based on a financial application.
Descriptors: Statistical Distributions, Undergraduate Students, Probability, Statistical Data, Mathematics, Foreign Countries, Textbooks
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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