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

Contributed Paper C287


Design and Statistical Analysis of Catapult Experiments


Siong Lin Ho (Singapore)


"Statistics" has always been perceived as daunting subject for many students. To gain an insight into data analysis and see the relevance of statistics to real-life problem solving, statistical topics should be taught, learnt, experienced in a way that stimulates interest, engaging and motivating.

In this paper, we examine the issues and challenges in teaching Statistics. In addition, some strategies on improving statistical literacy in engineering education are discussed.

Interesting stories, scenarios in the Singapore context are designed to bring out the essence of statistics. There is strong emphasis on demonstrating real world applications of statistical concepts. Diverse industrial applications including Six Sigma, DOE, SPC are illustrated to offer different perspectives about variation, learning from data, the appropriate use of statistical techniques for analyzing data.