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Afshartous, David; Preston, Richard A. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2011
We consider the effect on estimation of simultaneous variable centering and interaction effects in linear regression. We technically define, review, and amplify many of the statistical issues for interaction models with centering in order to create a useful and compact reference for teachers, students, and applied researchers. In addition, we…
Descriptors: Interaction, Regression (Statistics), Computation, Research Methodology
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Xu, Yonghong Jade; Meyer, Katrina A.; Morgan, Dianne D. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2009
This study used a mixed-methods approach to evaluate a hybrid teaching format that incorporated an online tutoring system, ALEKS, to address students' learning needs in a graduate-level introductory statistics course. Student performance in the hybrid course with ALEKS was found to be no different from that in a course taught in a traditional…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Statistics, Tutoring, Blended Learning
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Lesser, Lawrence M. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2007
Despite the dearth of literature specifically on teaching statistics using social justice, there is precedent in the more general realm of teaching using social justice, or even in teaching mathematics using social justice. This article offers an overview of content examples, resources, and references that can be used in the specific area of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Critical Thinking
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Goos, Peter; Leemans, Herlinde – Journal of Statistics Education, 2004
In this paper, we present an interactive teaching approach to introduce the concept of optimal design of experiments to students. Our approach is based on the use of spreadsheets. One advantage of this approach is that no complex mathematical theory is needed nor that any design construction algorithm has to be discussed at the introductory stage.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Spreadsheets, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction
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Shanks, John A. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2007
Emphasis on problem solving in mathematics has gained considerable attention in recent years. While statistics teaching has always been problem driven, the same cannot be said for the teaching of probability where discrete examples involving coins and playing cards are often the norm. This article describes an application of simple probability…
Descriptors: Probability, Problem Solving, Relevance (Education), Mathematics Instruction
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Lesser, Lawrence M.; Nordenhaug, Erik – Journal of Statistics Education, 2004
This article describes an innovative curriculum module the first author created on the two-way exchange between statistics and applied ethics. The module, having no particular mathematical prerequisites beyond high school algebra, is part of an undergraduate interdisciplinary ethics course which begins with a 3-week introduction to basic applied…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum, Philosophy, Statistics
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Pfannkuch, Maxine; Regan, Matt; Wild, Chris; Horton, Nicholas J. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2010
Language and the telling of data stories have fundamental roles in advancing the GAISE agenda of shifting the emphasis in statistics education from the operation of sets of procedures towards conceptual understanding and communication. In this paper we discuss some of the major issues surrounding story telling in statistics, challenge current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schemata (Cognition), Statistics, Mathematics Instruction
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Haines, Brenna – Journal of Statistics Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to sketch a conceptualization of a framework for Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics Teaching Knowledge. Recent research continues to problematize the lack of knowledge and preparation among secondary level statistics teachers. The College Board's AP Statistics course continues to grow and gain popularity, but is a…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Statistics, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teacher Competencies
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Morrell, Christopher H.; Auer, Richard E. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2007
In the early 1990s, the National Science Foundation funded many research projects for improving statistical education. Many of these stressed the need for classroom activities that illustrate important issues of designing experiments, generating quality data, fitting models, and performing statistical tests. Our paper describes such an activity on…
Descriptors: Statistics, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Homework
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Chu, Singfat – Journal of Statistics Education, 2007
The paper reports some initiatives to freshen up the typical undergraduate business forecasting course. These include (1) students doing research and presentations on contemporary tools and industry practices such as neural networks and collaborative forecasting (2) insertion of Logistic Regression in the curriculum (3) productive use of applets…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Business Administration Education, Statistics, Instruction
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Perrett, Jamis J. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2010
A course disk in either CD or DVD format can be very beneficial to online, hybrid, or distance courses in statistics as well as traditional on-campus courses, augmenting existing technologies like course management systems. A typical course disk may include the syllabus and course outline, calendar, instructions, lecture notes and lecture…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Peripherals, Instructional Materials
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Adolph, Stephen C. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2007
I describe a group exercise that I give to my undergraduate biostatistics class. The exercise involves analyzing a series of 200 consecutive basketball free-throw attempts to determine whether there is any evidence for sequential dependence in the probability of making a free-throw. The students are given the exercise before they have learned the…
Descriptors: Probability, Undergraduate Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Neumann, David L.; Hood, Michelle; Neumann, Michelle M. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2009
Humor has been promoted as a teaching tool that enhances student engagement and learning. The present report traces the pathway from research to practice by reflecting upon various ways to incorporate humor into the face-to-face teaching of statistics. The use of humor in an introductory university statistics course was evaluated via interviews…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Humor, Statistics
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Chang, G. Andy; Kerns, G. Jay; Lee, D. J.; Stanek, Gary L. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2009
Calibration is a technique that is commonly used in science and engineering research that requires calibrating measurement tools for obtaining more accurate measurements. It is an important technique in various industries. In many situations, calibration is an application of linear regression, and is a good topic to be included when explaining and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Regression (Statistics), Statistics, Measurement