ERIC Number: EJ851651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
This Passionate Study: A Dialogue with Florence Nightingale
Maindonald, John; Richardson, Alice M.
Journal of Statistics Education, v12 n1 Mar 2004
On her death in 1910, Florence Nightingale left a vast collection of reports, letters, notes and other written material. There are numerous publications that make use of this material, often highlighting Florence's attitude to a particular issue. In this paper we gather a set of quotations and construct a dialogue with Florence Nightingale on the subject of statistics. Our dialogue draws attention to strong points of connection between Florence Nightingale's use of statistics and modern evidence-based approaches to medicine and public health. We offer our dialogue as a memorable way to draw the attention of students to the key role of data-based evidence in medicine and in the conduct of public affairs.
Descriptors: History, Public Health, Medicine, Mathematics, Evidence, Relevance (Education), Nursing, Statistics, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Activities, College Mathematics, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, College Instruction, Foreign Countries, Primary Sources, Nurses, Disease Control, Disease Incidence, Vignettes, Role Playing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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