Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Randomization-Based Inference


Presented by

Nathan Tintle, Beth Chance, Christopher Malone, and Allan Rossman

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

About

This full day workshop is intended for faculty members who have experience with or soon will be teaching introductory statistics. The goals of this workshop are to help participants to revise their introductory statistics course in two ways:

  1. Using randomization-based methods, as opposed to methods based on the normal distribution, to introduce concepts of statistical inference, and
  2. Emphasizing the overarching process of conducting statistical investigations, from formulating a question and collecting data through exploring data and drawing inferences to communicating results, throughout the course.

The workshop will provide direct experience with hands-on activities designed to introduce students to fundamental concepts of inference using randomization-based methods. The learning activities involve using freely available applets to explore concepts and analyze real data from genuine research studies. The presenters will also offer implementation and assessment suggestions during these activity-based sessions and discussion sessions based on the experiences of the presenters with randomization-based curricula in their own classrooms. More information about some of the materials on which this workshop is based can be found at: www.math.hope.edu/isi.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
Bulfinch Meeting Room (Mezzanine Level)
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

Advance registration is required (but there is no registration fee), and confirmation of acceptance will be sent via email. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops if possible. Note: you do not have to register for JSM if you want to attend the workshop only.

Supported by NSF DUE # 1323210.

Presenters

Nathan Tintle
Nathan Tintle
Dordt College

Beth Chance
Beth Chance
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

 

Christopher Malone
Christopher Malone
Winona State University

Allan Rossman
Allan Rossman
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

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