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

Contributed Paper C245


Similarities and Differences of Learning Approaches of Student in Statistics and Mathematics: A Case Study from Turkey


Eti Mizrahi (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
Ayse Aysin Bilgin (Macquarie University, Australia)
Irma Hacinliyan (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)
Gizem Intepe (Western Sydney University, Australia)
Sitki Gozlu (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)


Eti Mizrahi (Turkey)


Mathematics has been the language of science. In many degree programs such as business and engineering, there is at least one or more Mathematics unit(s). Similarly, with the increased emphasis on data analysis, statistics finds its place in many degree programs too. Mathematics and statistics departments around the world are offering, usually, first year mathematics and/or statistics units to their students. It is common to hear from academics that students are not engaged in such service units. In this study, we investigated students’ learning approaches in statistics and mathematics units, and identified the similarities and differences between two groups. The results of this study might shed light into curriculum development for such statistics and mathematics units and enable students to choose deeper learning approaches.