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Melissa A. Shepherd; Elizabeth J. Richardson – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2024
Statistical software is commonly used in undergraduate social sciences statistics courses. Due to the increase in online/hybrid courses and the cost of SPSS, instructors may wish to switch to another statistical software. We cover seven programs: Excel, Google Sheets, jamovi, JASP, PSPP, R, and SOFA. We compare programs using the following…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Statistics, Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews
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David Shilane; Nicole Di Crecchio; Nicole L. Lorenzetti – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2024
Educational curricula in data analysis are increasingly fundamental to statistics, data science, and a wide range of disciplines. The educational literature comparing coding syntaxes for instruction in data analysis recommends utilizing a simple syntax for introductory coursework. However, there is limited prior work to assess the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Programming, Data Science, Programming Languages, Coding
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David Lora – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2024
It is important for young people to be aware of job profiles and activities in the professional world. Bringing the education system closer to the professional world is vital for them to make decisions about their academic and professional futures. Programs developed to connect 15-year-old students who in Spain are in year 4 of their Compulsory…
Descriptors: Biology, Statistics, Statistics Education, Secondary School Students
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Eva G. Makwakwa; David Mogari; Ugorji I. Ogbonnaya – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2024
This study investigated first-year undergraduate statistics students' statistical problem-solving skills on the probability of the union of two events, conditional probability, binomial probability distribution, probabilities for x-limits using the z-distribution, x-limit associated with a given probability for a normal distribution, estimating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Problem Solving, Statistics Education
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Edoardo Saccenti – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2024
Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is a powerful statistical technique for reducing the complexity of data and making patterns and relationships within the data more easily understandable. By using PCA, students can learn to identify the most important features of a data set, visualize relationships between variables, and make informed decisions…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Data Analysis, Information Literacy, Visualization
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Delport, Danri Hester – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2023
Real-world data are fundamental to modern teaching methodologies that aim to improve statistical knowledge and reasoning in students. Statistical information is encountered in everyday life, such as media articles and involves real-world contexts. However, information could be biased or (mis)represented and students should be concerned about the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Statistics Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Bosman, Lisa; Soto, Esteban; Varela, Thaís Ferraz; Wollega, Ebisa – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2023
Statistical knowledge is required for students in a range of disciplines. However, there are limited educator resources that exist for applying statistics to solve real-world problems. This investigation provides one approach to teaching statistics using entrepreneurial-minded learning (as a way to connect real-world applications and value…
Descriptors: Statistics Education, Introductory Courses, Problem Solving, Entrepreneurship
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Sønvisen, Signe A. – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2023
Teaching statistics to generalist students oriented toward a profession, rather than academic merits, may be challenging. As statistics courses also tend to have a low student appeal, tailoring a course toward this type of audience is demanding. Framed within the theory of statistical thinking and literacy, this article shows how an investigative…
Descriptors: Statistics Education, Student Motivation, Animal Husbandry, Science Education
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Zhao, Fang; Schützler, Lena; Christ, Oliver; Gaschler, Robert – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2023
Constructing interactive web apps has become more accessible for instructors, for example, by using the R package Shiny. Here we explored learners' preferences and the efficiency of interactive simulations versus static pictures in acquiring statistics knowledge of Cohen's d and standard normal distribution. Results revealed that students'…
Descriptors: Statistics Education, Visual Aids, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites
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Sisso, Danielle; Bass, Nicole; Williams, Immanuel – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2023
This paper provides introductory statistics instructors with the capacity to use engaging National Basketball Association (NBA) data within a web application to either strengthen students' understanding or introduce the concept of variance and one-way analysis of variance. Using engaging data within the classroom provides context to data that…
Descriptors: Statistics Education, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis, Introductory Courses
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Fukuda, Kosei – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2023
This paper presents the importance of the visual expression of factor decomposition in regression analysis, which is particularly worthwhile for undergraduate students whose majors are not mathematics but social science. The conventional purpose of regression analysis is to examine specific hypotheses empirically. In particular, the statistical…
Descriptors: Statistics Education, Regression (Statistics), Statistical Significance, Social Sciences
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Brenneman, Matthew T.; Pierce, Rebecca L. – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2023
We discuss a case study on how misinformation regarding COVID-19 health outcomes can arise due to confounding. Data from the UK on mortality rates suggest that people who have some level of vaccination and contract the Delta variant of COVID are twice as likely to die than those who are unvaccinated. Age, however, a confounding variable, when…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Mortality Rate, Immunization Programs
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Kadosh, Mazi; Hen, Meirav; Ferrari, Joseph R. – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2023
Many college students consider statistical courses as frightening and demanding, yielding high anxiety and low competence, and correlating with maladaptive academic behaviors and low achievement. With undergraduate students, the present pre-post study compared a supportive online teaching program utilizing mandatory statistical exercises (n = 37)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Statistics Education, Statistics
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Butler, Robert C.; Blair, Christopher D.; Newman, Rae Ette; Batchelor, Leah L – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2023
This study compared the effectiveness of teaching a distance education statistics course using a computer-aided personalized system of instruction (CAPSI) in comparison to a distance education course that used video lectures. Data were collected between 2017 and 2022. Two-hundred and sixty-eight students were included in the sample. Results…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Statistics Education, Online Courses, Teaching Methods
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Lasater, Robert S.; Joseph, Anny-Claude; Cummiskey, Kevin – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2023
In this paper, we provide instructors with an approach for a classroom activity for students in an introductory data science or statistics course who have little or no statistical programming experience. We designed this activity to help students improve their statistical literacy while exploring a social justice problem-the gender wage gap. To…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Salary Wage Differentials, Visual Aids, Statistics Education
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