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 (ethiopia)
Ann O’Connell (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 maintains the scientific rigor of a study. Albeit these,failure to include statistics education in post-secondary is causing 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.Finally, it promotes the necessity of statistics education at post-secondary education in the Ethiopian context.