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MAA PREP Workshop:Teaching the Process of Statistical Investigations with a Randomization-Based Curriculum

Event Dates: Tuesday  June 24 - Friday  June 27
City: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo CA   State: California   Country: USA
Event Type: Workshops & Seminars ASA Sponsored: No
Description:
Presenters: Nathan Tintle, Beth Chance, George Cobb, Allan Rossman, Soma Roy, Todd Swanson, Jill VanderStoep This workshop is intended for faculty members who have experience with teaching introductory statistics. The goals of this workshop are to help participants to revise their introductory statistics course in two ways: - Using randomization-based methods, as opposed to methods based on the normal distribution, to introduce concepts of statistical inference, and - 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. These activities address important concepts related to the logic and scope of statistical inference. The learning activities involve using freely available applets to explore concepts and analyze real data from genuine research studies. More specifically, the activities will involve: - inference for a single proportion and a single mean, - inference for comparing two proportions and comparing two means, - inference for comparing several proportions and comparing several means, and - inference for bivariate relationships. Presenters will also offer implementation and assessment suggestions for adopting such an approach with introductory students in various courses. The registration fee is $325 if received by May 13. Lodging and food will be provided. For more information and to register, see http://www.maa.org/programs/faculty-and-departments/prep-workshops/schedule or contact Allan Rossman (arossman@calpoly.edu).
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