10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Full topic list
This is a session of Topic 5: Statistics education in the workplace, government and across disciplines

Session 5E (Monday 9th, 11:00-12:30,   Level 2 - Medium Conference Room)

Statistics Education Across Discipline



Statistics courses rank among the most frequently attended classes throughout college and university. Quantitative analyses are the scientific standard for academic subjects ranging from anthropology to zoology. As instructors, we have to deal with very heterogeneous groups of learners. Some may be phobic of numbers or any quantification of the phenomena of the world around them, others may enter statistics class with little mathematics background and for others the analysis of data may be just among the least motivating factors driving their choice of academic field. For instructors it is important to take those anxieties serious, react with appropriate responses, apply teaching strategies that emphasize an interactive and hands-on approach to learning and demonstrate the usefulness of statistics to solve real-world problems. This session looks how anxiety hampers the learning of statistics and reports about successful approaches to motivate students for statistics through clever use of digital technology, with emphasis on visualization and computer–supported representations of phenomena.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
5E1A statistics module that interactively engages undergraduate medical studentsSophie Lee (United Kingdom)
Eirini Koutoumanou (United Kingdom)
5E2The role of mathematics anxiety and statistics anxiety in learning statisticsCaterina Primi (Italy)
Francesca Chiesi (Italy)
5E3Psychological factors associated with academic performance in statisticsMartin Malaspina (Peru)