The planning stage in statistical reasoning


Authors: 
Chervany, N. L., Benson, P. G., & Iyer, R. K.
Category: 
Volume: 
34(4)
Pages: 
222-226
Year: 
1980
Publisher: 
The American Statistician
Abstract: 

An important step in the statistical problem-solving process is the selection of the appropriate statistical procedure for the real-world situation under analysis. A decision-tree term project has been found to be an effective teaching device to help MBA students understand this step. The project requires the students to construct a decision-tree structure, which, through a series of questions and responses, will lead from the statement of a statistical question to the appropriate sampling distribution to use in addressing the question.