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CAUSE Co-sponsored workshops

Six workshops leveraging collaborations with other organizations

Building (Up) an Undergraduate Statistics Program Workshop at the NCAR facility in Boulder, Colorado June 21-25, 2006. CAUSE invited a group of 11 well respected statistics educators from around the country to focus together on the topic of what topics/courses should be included in the curriculum of a statistics major and a statistics minor, as well as what topics should be included in upper level statistics courses. This group continued to work together for several years, led by Julie Legler (St. Olaf College).

The Joint SOCR/CAUSEway workshop was held August 6-8, 2007 at UCLA. This workshop focused on demonstrating the functionality, utilization and assessment of the SOCR and CAUSEweb resources. More information is found at

Increasing the Value of the First Course in Statistics
October 23 and 24, 2009. A two-day workshop at Kingston Plantation, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina supported by a grant from ASA to Andre M. Lubecke, Lander University and co-sponsored by CAUSE. (Allan Rossman, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo).

Remodeling Data Analysis
January, 2010, San Francisco Convention Center. CAUSE facilitated the application process and the logistics for this JMM 2010 mini-course that was presented by Danny Kaplan, Macalester College.
Abstract: The MAA calls for data analysis courses for math majors. This hands-on workshop presents a data analysis course that complements and builds on majors' math aptitudes, reinforcing an understanding of linear algebra while providing advanced applied statistical skills. In the course, statistical methodology is built up in an accessible way from first principles, without requiring previous course work in statistics. Modeling, computation (using R), and simulation are used extensively. Bring a laptop on which you can install the free R software. No previous experience with R required. A textbook and exercises are provided. A hands-on workshop, bring laptop.

American Sociological Association Statistics Workshop
August 13, 2010. A one-day workshop, "Teaching Statistics" was jointly offer by CAUSE and ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) at the American Sociological Association Annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Roger Woodward, NCSU, was the presenter.

American Political Science Association Statistics Workshop
September 1, 2010. A one-day workshop, "Teaching Statistical Concepts with Activities, Data, and Technology" was jointly offered by CAUSE and ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) at the national APSA conference in Washington, DC. The presenters were Allan Rossman and Beth Chance (Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo).