Using "Consumer Reports" as a resource for data analysis in the statistics classroom


Book: 
Teaching Statistics and Probability Yearbook
Authors: 
McConnell, J. W.
Editors: 
Shulte, A. P., & Smart, J. R.
Type: 
Category: 
Pages: 
168-172
Year: 
1981
Publisher: 
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Place: 
Reston, VA
Abstract: 

The author discusses the potential of the magazine "Consumer Reports" as a source of data for Shopping Statistics. This magazine provides alot of data on prices and various aspects of product quality for many different makes and brands for all sorts of products. Such a data source can allow students to learn about statistics using information found in every day life. Real world data can serve to contextualize student learning.