9 out of 10 Seniors Recommend This Freshman Seminar: Statistics in the real world


Presented by:

Jo Hardin, Pomona College

02:00pm - 02:30pm Eastern Standard Time, January 13th, 2009

Abstract

This webinar will discuss the development and teaching of a freshman seminar course. In this course, students investigate the practical, ethical, and philosophical issues raised by the use of statistics and probabilistic thinking in realms such as politics, medicine, sports, the law, and genetics. Students explore issues from fiction, the mainstream media, and scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. To do all of this, they must consider a wide range of statistical topics as well as encountering a range of uses and abuses of statistics in the world today.

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