ERIC Number: EJ1163769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Facebook Data to Turn Introductory Statistics Students into Consultants
Childers, Adam F.
PRIMUS, v27 n10 p908-915 2017
Facebook provides businesses and organizations with copious data that describe how users are interacting with their page. This data affords an excellent opportunity to turn introductory statistics students into consultants to analyze the Facebook data using descriptive and inferential statistics. This paper details a semester-long project that partners student groups with local businesses and organizations and serves as a platform to work on articulating technical statistics to a non-expert audience.
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Statistics, Introductory Courses, College Students, Student Projects, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia