ERIC Number: EJ1166852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Statistics Using Just One Formula
Rosenthal, Jeffrey S.
Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, v40 n1 p7-11 Spr 2018
This article advocates that introductory statistics be taught by basing all calculations on a single simple margin-of-error formula and deriving all of the standard introductory statistical concepts (confidence intervals, significance tests, comparisons of means and proportions, etc) from that one formula. It is argued that this approach will better emphasize the core concepts and commonality of statistics and range of statistical applications, without forcing the students to memorize lots of different equations.
Descriptors: Statistics, Introductory Courses, Computation, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Significance, Intervals, Mathematical Formulas
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