Teaching statistics through data analysis


Book: 
The Second International Conference on Teaching Statistics, 1986
Authors: 
Piazza, T.
Editors: 
Davidson, R., & Swift, J.
Category: 
Pages: 
275-279
Year: 
1986
Publisher: 
The Second International Committee on Teaching Statistics
Place: 
Victoria, B.C.
Abstract: 

In what follows I will summarize the pros and cons of three approaches to the use of data analysis in teaching introductory level statistics courses. Using data analysis as a learning tool to lead students to an understanding of the statistical principles on which various analytic techniqwues are based is important. This paper summarizes the pros and cons of three approaches to the use of data analysis in teaching introductory level statistics courses. These approaches involve the use of large batch-oriented statistical packages, interactive analysis programs, or simulations based on spreadsheets.