Teaching Introductory Statistics with Simulation-Based Inference

Presented by

Beth Chance & Allan Rossman

Saturday, February 4, 2017 (8:30am - 3:30pm)


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.

There is no fee for this workshop, but advance registration is required. You will receive an email confirmation and more information later. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet. Questions can be directed to Allan Rossman (arossman@calpoly.edu).