W04: Teaching Introductory Statistics with Simulation-Based Inference


With Beth Chance, Allan Rossman (Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo); Todd Swanson, and Jill VanderStoep (Hope College)


Abstract

This workshop presents hands-on activities that introduce students to concepts of statistical inference using simulation-based methods. A related theme of the activities is emphasizing the process of statistical investigations throughout an introductory course. Topics include significance tests and confidence intervals about a single proportion, comparisons of two means and two proportions, and correlation/regression. The activities involve real data from genuine studies and make use of freely available applets. Presenters will also provide advice and lead discussions about implementing and assessing student learning with this approach.