Successful strategies for teaching statistics


Book: 
Coming into her own: Educational success in girls and women
Authors: 
Harris, M. B., & Shau, C.
Editors: 
Davis, S. N., Crawford, M., & Sebrechts, J.
Type: 
Category: 
Pages: 
193-210
Year: 
1999
Publisher: 
Jossey-Bass
Place: 
San Francisco
Abstract: 

In this chapter, we concentrate on statistics education at the college level. We summarize the literature related to women and math; women and statistics in college, including statistics performance and attitudes toward statistics; and two cognitive models relevant to learning statistics. We then discuss a number of topics relevant to teaching college statistics: the overall approach for the course, structural and organizational issues, presentation of numbers and formulas, computers and technology, process issues, recommended study strategies, counseling and advising, sexism, and classroom assessment. Finally, we provide some overall conclusions. Readers who want a more detailed review and a greatly expanded reference list are requested to contact us.