10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Contributed paper list

Contributed Paper C181


Integrated teaching of Machine Learning and Statistics


Attachai Ueranantasan (Thailand)
Phattrawan Tongkumchum (Thailand)
Don McNeil (Thailand)


Attachai Ueranantasan (Thailand)


We present results from a study designed to compare two methods for teaching third-year undergraduate majors in Applied Mathematics using the following design. Students are randomly allocated in pairs matched with respect to gender and GPA to two groups (A and B) with separate teachers (1 and 2) for each group.

Group A is taught Machine Learning by teacher 1 for the first half of the semester and Statistics by teacher 2 in the second half, whereas group B is taught Statistics by teacher 2 in the first half and Machine Learning by

teacher 1 in the second half. Students are assessed on everything they have been taught during the semester at the end of each teaching period. Results are reported and conclusions discussed.