10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
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This is a session of Topic 8: New approaches to research in statistics education

Session 8D (Thursday 12th, 16:00-17:30,   Terrsa Hall)

New Methods in the Age of Big Data


Session chair: Dani Ben-Zvi


It has been said, rather famously, that if you're still teaching what you were five years ago then either the field is dead or you are. Enter big data. While the rest of the world is learning to cope with the data deluge, those in the field of statistics education are, further, tasked with researching this new world order. Enter new methods and approaches. The papers in this session, which address the development of new resources, analysis of and alternative approaches to current research, and recent developments and outcomes of research, will aid those in the field of statistics education who not only have to deal with the data deluge but also deal with those dealing with the data deluge. The papers also demonstrate, clearly, that what was being taught in the classroom five years ago has changed. The ball, then, is in our court.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
8D1Finding meaning in a multivariable world: A conceptual approach to an algebra-based second course in statisticsKaren McGaughey (United States)
Beth Chance (United States)
Jill VanderStoep (United States)
Nathan Tintle (United States)
Soma Roy (United States)
Todd Swanson (United States)
8D2Enhancing learning outcomes with 'big data' from pedagogy for conceptual thinking with Meaning Equivalence Reusable Learning Objects (MERLO) and Interactive Concept Discovery (INCOD)Masha Etkind (Canada)
Theodosia Prodromou (Australia)
Uri Shafrir (Canada)
8D3Comparison of testing and evaluation methods for new resources in statistical educationBruce Dunham (Canada)
Gaitri Yapa (Canada)
Melissa Lee (Canada)