What is the use of experiments conducted by statistics students?


Authors: 
Mackisack, M.
Category: 
Volume: 
2(1)
Pages: 
Online
Year: 
1994
Publisher: 
Journal of Statistics Education
URL: 
http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v2n1/mackisack.html
Abstract: 

This paper describes a situation where systematic use is being made of data collected by students as part of a class project and advocates the wider use of such projects. The immediate learning benefits to the students involved in carrying out projects have been widely canvassed recently, and this paper reports some experiences with a particular type of project. Advantage is also taken of these projects as a source of material for problem-based learning in applied statistics at all levels, and some specific reasons for the potential importance of such material are advanced.