Using projects in an elementary statistics course for non-science majors


Authors: 
Fillebrown, S.
Category: 
Volume: 
2(2)
Pages: 
Online
Year: 
1994
Publisher: 
Journal of Statistics Education
URL: 
http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v2n2/fillebrown.html
Abstract: 

Two of the most common suggestions for improving statistics education are using substantial open-ended projects and using real data sets for statistical analysis. Both recommendations have been incorporated successfully into an elementary statistics class for non-science majors by having the students design, implement, and analyze data from their own statistical study over the course of a semester. Details of how this implementation was organized as well as a partial list of the students' projects are included.

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