Learning statistics by doing statistics


Book: 
Journal of Statistics Education
Authors: 
Smith, G.
Category: 
Volume: 
6(3)
Pages: 
Online
Year: 
1998
URL: 
http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v6n3/smith.html
Abstract: 

To help students develop statistical reasoning, a traditional introductory statistics course was modified to incorporate a semester-long sequence of projects, with written and oral reports of the results. Student test scores improved dramatically, and students were overwhelmingly positive in their assessment of this new approach.