Faculty Development Workshop: Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Simulation and Randomization-Based Inference


Presented by

Beth Chance, Allan Rossman, Soma Roy, Nicola Justice, and Anelise Sabbag

Friday, March 6th (1-5pm) and Saturday, March 7th, 2015 (9am-5pm)

About

A two-day faculty development workshop on "Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Simulation and Randomization-Based Inference" will be held at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, Match 7th 2015. Presenters will be Beth Chance, Allan Rossman, Soma Roy, Nicola Justice and Anelise Sabbag. Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, this workshop will have no registration fee.

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 the projects on which this workshop is based can be found at: www.math.hope.edu/isi and www.tc.umn.edu/~catalst/.

Advance registration (but no fee) is required. You will receive an email confirmation and more details about the workshop later.

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