The latest edition of the Wiley Teaching Statistics Journal is out (Summer 2015 – Vol 37) and as usual it contains some nice original articles including probability activities that Primary teachers may find of interest.
One article that is especially insightful takes a look at the topic of teaching statistics for non-statisticians, that is students of subjects other than statistics being taught statistics. In the article the focus is on economics and humanities students taking elementary / introductory statistics classes.
Richard Hindls and Stanislava Hronová from the Department of Economic Statistics at the University of Economics in Prague focus on some of the problems that can, ‘weaken the interest in statistics or lead to false use of statistic methods‘.
Possibly the proposition put forward, and the conclusions provided, will not be new to anyone involved in statistical education but for those teaching statistics to non-statisticians, especially teachers who are non-statisticians themselves, the article could be a real eye-opener.
You should be able to access the article here. For general journal enquirers or to subscribe you should contact Wiley.
Wiley Teaching Statistics Journal
The Teaching Statistics Trust has introduced a Textbook Bursary to support teachers who are enrolled on a course of professional development designed to improve their teaching of statistics and who require a textbook to support their studies.
You can download an application form on the link below. Details on how to submit this form are contained on the form itself.
Textbook Bursary Application Form
As part of a project supported by ElseVier to promote mathematical sciences we have produced a statistical audit survey that researchers can use to obtain a profile of their knowledge, awareness and skills in statistics and data handling that may help to formulate a personal development and training programme for these skills.
The audit, in the form of a survey that can be taken online or as an MS Word document that can be downloaded, can be found using the link below.
You can opt to save and print your results or email them to yourself if you provide an address, we recommend printing your results. If you do provide your email please be assured it is only used to return your responses, if you have any concerns please view our data protection policy for clarity.
Any postgraduates who uses statistics within their work will find the audit a useful means of assessing their skills and knowledge of the discipline.
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