Creative Commons License


Advanced Search: Resource Library or Literature Index  

 Navigation: CAUSEwebWebinarsTeaching & Learning SeriesJuly 2008



Teaching & Learning Webinar Series

This series of webinars presents general topics in statistics education.
They are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm Eastern time.
Hosted by Jackie Miller, The Ohio State University.

CAUSE webinars are made possible by generous contributions from:

Freeman Publishing

JMP® software from SAS

Minitab Inc.

Pearson Higher Education

"Integrating Research Projects in a First Statistics Course"
with Shonda Kuiper, Grinnell College

2:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern time, July 8th, 2008

Many instructors use projects to ensure that students experience the challenge of synthesizing key elements learned throughout a course. However, students can often have difficulty adjusting from traditional homework to a true research project that requires searching the literature, transitioning from a research question to a statistical model, preparing a proposal for analysis, collecting data, determine an appropriate technique for analysis, and presenting the results. This webinar presents multi-day lab modules that bridge the gap between smaller, focused textbook problems to large projects that help students experience the role of a research scientist. These labs can be combined to form a second statistics course, individually incorporated into an introductory statistics course, used to form the basis of an individual research project, or used to help students and researchers in other disciplines better understand how statisticians approach data analysis.

Shonda Kuiper
Shonda Kuiper

Download Presentation (PowerPoint)

Watch Webinar Recording