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
- Sharleen Forbes (New Zealand) : Session chair
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.
|Paper||Title||Presenter / Co-author(s)|
|5F1||Evidence-based assessment and policy-making for cultural demands at Chinese Rural Areas||Dongdong Ji (China)|
Jie Zhang (China)
Wantong Du (United States)
|5F2||Teaching Basic Statistics Using Integrated Global Census and Survey Data||Kristen Jeffers (United States)|
Lara Cleveland (United States)
Miriam King (United States)
|5F3||Adult Learning as a Chance for Improving Statistical Literacy of Decision Makers: Focusing the Case of Croatia||Ksenija Dumicic (Croatia)|
Toni Milun (Croatia)