10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
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This is a session of Topic 9: Technology and multimedia in statistics education

Session 9C (Tuesday 10th, 14:00-15:30,   Level 2 - Medium Conference Room)

Using R for effective teaching of Statistics



Although the advantages of R are well-known, it is not the first choice among college students, especially those not majoring in mathematics or statistics. A problem that appears when teaching R is that, given the great potential of the software, the temptation is to focus immediately on the more advanced analysis. Basic visualizations and summaries of data should be given first, followed by modeling of data and some inferential statistics. In this session online modules for R and a web platform for sharing codes of R are presented.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
9C1Code Sharing in Statistics WorkshopsDean Langan (United Kingdom)
Angela Wade (United Kingdom)
9C2Teaching with R – a curse or a blessing?Bruno de Sousa (Portugal)
Dulce Gomes (Portugal)
9C3Modeling First: A Modeling Approach To Teaching Introductory StatisticsJames Stigler (United States)
Ji Son (United States)