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ERIC Number: EJ852711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1011-3487
Teaching Statistics to Social Science Students: Making It Valuable
North, D.; Zewotir, T.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v20 n4 p503-514 2006
In this age of rapid information expansion and technology, statistics is playing an ever increasing role in education, particularly also in the training of social scientists. Statistics enables the social scientist to obtain a quantitative awareness of socio-economic phenomena hence is essential in their training. Statistics, however, is becoming increasingly problematic in its influence on the lives of social science students. Has statistics education of social science students evolved in order to keep pace with changes in modern society? This article examines the common trends in teaching statistics to social science students and then makes some suggestions that would potentially increase the social science graduate's appreciation for the power of statistics in their profession. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A