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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

"Statistics 105 - Real-Life Statistics: Your Chance for Happiness (or Misery)"
presented by Xiao-Li Meng, with Happy Team members: Yves Chretien, Paul Edlefsen, Kari Lock, and Cassandra Wolos; Department of Statistics, Harvard University

2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern time, November 18th, 2008
(Note special day and duration)

Statistics 105 is a team-designed course that has received local media attention (e.g., Its course description promises the following:

Discover an appreciation of statistical principles and reasoning via "Real-Life Modules" that can make you rich or poor (financial investments), loved or lonely (on-line dating), healthy or ill (clinical trials), satisfied or frustrated (chocolate/wine tasting) and more. Guaranteed to bring happiness (or misery) both to students who have never taken a previous statistics course, and to those who have taken statistics and want to see how statistical thinking applies to so many areas of life.

This webinar will reveal its history, pedagogical motivation, innovations, and challenges along the way.