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ERIC Number: EJ890117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Teaching Graduate Statistics: Toward a Continuing Conversation
Moran, Timothy Patrick
Teaching Sociology, v33 n3 p282-284 Jul 2005
This article presents the author's response to the comments provided by Farkas, Hardy, Williams, and Zipp regarding his article on the teaching of statistics in graduate programs. The author mentions two issues: Conceptually, what are the needs for making changes in the graduate statistics curriculum? And practically, what are the merits of various proposed changes, and how do they implement them? The author completely agrees with Professors Hardy and Zipp that the teaching of statistics in graduate programs needs to become an institutionally based discussion, considered more broadly within the context of both the other courses they expect graduate students to take and their prior training as undergraduates. The author believes that as improvements are made, more can be found such that the teaching of quantitative methodology begins to mirror the scholarship of statistics itself--that is, more like an ongoing process of development and advancement. To this end, it is obvious that the conversation between the five of them has made valuable use of these pages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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