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

Contributed Paper C209


Statistics education at post-secondary in Ethiopia: A menace to undertaking research


Kassa Wyesus (Addis Ababa University, ethiopia)
Ann A. O’Connell (The Ohio State University, USA)


Kassa Wyesus (ethiopia)


Statistics in research, specifically in quantitative research, is not only useful to aggregate or consolidate ideas, help comparisons or assist predictions but also in maintaining the scientific rigor of a study. Despite these contributions, limitations on the inclusion of statistics education in post-secondary is contributing to failure in using statistics in research or misusing statistical concepts when used. This study tries to review the place of statistics education in post-secondary in Ethiopia, draw lessons from researches conducted at the graduate studies of Addis Ababa University as an effect and highlights critical misconceptions and misuses of some statistical concepts and applications. Our findings promote the necessity of statistics education at post-secondary education in the Ethiopian context.