A content analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of selected nontraditional teaching techniques in statistics


Book: 
American Statistical Association 1983 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education
Authors: 
Smeltz, W. J., & Stout, D. E.
Category: 
Pages: 
97-100
Year: 
1983
Publisher: 
American Statistical Association
Place: 
Washington, D. C.
Abstract: 

This paper is a follow-up of a report given by Stout and Smeltz (1982) at last year's conference. Together, these two reports examine the extent that non-traditional teaching techniques in statistics are being utilized in colleges and universities as well as the perceived effectiveness of these techniques by the individuals using them. This report focuses on the specific advantages and disadvantages of each nontraditional technique as outlined by survey respondents. The information obtained in this report will provide an indication of the overall impression of each technique. It should also be useful to prospective users as they analyze the costs and benefits of adopting these new techniques. Finally, it should provide a basis of knowledge for innovators as they attempt to improve the operationalization of each technique.

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