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Teaching the Process of Statistical Investigations with a Randomization-Based Curriculum

Allan Rossman, Beth Chance, and Nathan Tintle
June 24 – 28, 2013
Sioux Center, Iowa

Registration Fee: $275 per person ($350 for registrations received after May 13, 2013)

This workshop is intended for faculty members who have experience with teaching introductory statistics. The goal of this workshop is 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. Workshop participants will receive a preliminary edition of a textbook titled Introduction to Statistical Investigations. The learning activities involve using freely available applets to explore concepts and analyze real data from genuine research studies. Presenters will also offer implementation and assessment suggestions during these activity-based sessions and discussion sessions.

For additional information please go to the workshop webpage.

Questions about PREP? Contact Olga Dixon at 202-319-8498 or