A Modular Laboratory and Project-Based Statistics Curriculum


Book: 
American Statistical Association 1993 Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education
Authors: 
Petruccelli, J. D., & Nandram, B.
Category: 
Pages: 
187-191
Year: 
1993
Publisher: 
American Statistical Association
Place: 
Alexandria, VA
Abstract: 

We describe an NSF-funded project to develop a new curriculum for introductory statistics for engineering, science and management students. The goals of the curriculum are to get students to think critically about data, and to demonstrate the role of statistics in scientific investigation. The curriculum features a number of one-week modules each keyed to project and laboratory experience. The modular structure offers flexibility in course design and gives students the ability to tailor the course to individual needs. The learning environment is problem-driven and alternative modes of delivery are emphasized.

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