On February 3, 2012 the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University held the first annual Statistical Education Summit with the goal of sharing how we teach introductory statistics conceptually and using real data from many disciplines and applications and fostering an interactive discussion where faculty from around the campus share their thoughts on how best to prepare students for future classes, research, and careers in other disciplines.
A brief summary of the Summit's highlights can be found here
and the presentation slides are posted here
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Statistics Education Summit 2012
February 3, 2012, 11am - 1pm, 116 Old Chemistry
A look into the introductory statistics courses:
The focus of this Summit is the introductory statistics courses offered by the Department of Statistical Science. Through an interactive discussion, we will be sharing how we teach introductory statistics conceptually and using real data from many disciplines and applications as well as hear your thoughts on how best to prepare students for future classes in other disciplines.
- A brief overview of our introductory statistics courses
- Hear what non-stat majors have to say
- Discussion: What concepts and types of data would you like to see more of in our introductory courses?