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Scheaffer, Richard L.
Watkins, Ann
Witmer, Jeffrey
Gnanadesikan, Mrudulla
Activitybased statistics. Instructor resources.
Key College Publishing, Emeryville, CA (ISBN 1930190735). 406 p. (2004).
2004
Key College Publishing, Emeryville, CA
EN
K15
statistics
textbooks
activitybased teaching
The goal of the ActivityBased Statistics Project (ABSP) is to develop a set of such activities that engage students in the learning process and cover the statistical concepts essential to any introductory course. These activities can be used in a variety of class settings to allow students to 'discover' concepts of statistics by working through a set of 'laboratory' exercises. Whether the 'laboratory' is the classroom, the student's usual place of study, or a more formal statistics laboratory, the traditional lectures in introductory statistics should be supplemented or supplanted by a program that requires the active participation of the students, working individually or in groups. Statistics, then, should be taught more as an experimental science and less as traditional mathematics.