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

Nathan Tintle, Beth Chance, George Cobb, Allan Rossman, Soma Roy, Todd Swanson, and Jill VanderStoep

July 14-17, 2015

Roanoke, Virginia

Registration Fee: $325 per person ($400 for registrations received after June 2, 2015)

This workshop is intended for faculty members who have experience with teaching introductory statistics. The goals are to help participants to transform 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 throughout the course.

Prior to the workshop, participants will read and discuss journal articles and blog entries related to this curricular and pedagogical approach.  The workshop itself will provide direct experience with hands-on activities designed to lead students to these two objectives. The learning activities use freely available applets to explore concepts and analyze data from research studies. The workshop will also feature discussions of implementation and assessment suggestions.  Following the workshop, participants will engage in an online learning community that provides interaction and support for transforming introductory statistics courses.