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About Scott Rifkin

Scott ( is Assistant Professor of Biology at University of California, San Diego

Moving from learning statistics to discovering statistics

Scott Rifkin

Scott Rifkin, UCSD

I have tried several different approaches to using technology to help students get a better intuitive understanding of statistical concepts. Although statistical software has been used in introductory statistics classes for quite some time, interfaces that facilitate discovery-based learning rather than calculation are much newer. [pullquote]or I could make an applet specifically targeted towards this common question that will let her discover the answer for herself[/pullquote] Continue reading