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

Session 5F (Tuesday 10th, 14:00-15:30,   Level 3 - Conference Room C)

Statistical Education for Decision Makers for Evidence Based Policy Making



Many decision makers at both national and local levels of government lack even simple statistical skills required to interpret data and provide evidence-based policies.

The three papers in this session discuss different aspects of this problem: using Likert satisfaction scales to measure the effectiveness of government in a Chinese Autonomous Region; using real data from the US based Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) to teach basic statistics; and using data from the Croatian 2015 Cedefop Survey of skills shortages to demonstrate the need for adult learning opportunities in statistics.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
5F1Evidence-based assessment and policy-making for cultural demands at Chinese Rural AreasDongdong Ji (China)
Jie Zhang (China)
Wantong Du (United States)
5F2Teaching Basic Statistics Using Integrated Global Census and Survey DataKristen Jeffers (United States)
Lara Cleveland (United States)
Miriam King (United States)
5F3Adult Learning as a Chance for Improving Statistical Literacy of Decision Makers: Focusing the Case of CroatiaKsenija Dumicic (Croatia)
Toni Milun (Croatia)