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This is a session of Topic 7: Statistics education and the wider society

(Tuesday 13th, 14:00-16:00)

Statistics for non-quantitative majors



Students in non-quantitative majors such as English, History, Art, Music, Journalism, Political Science and Philosophy often need to take a quantitative reasoning course such as statistics. How can statistics education better address the needs of these students? Can this be done by focusing more on statistics presented in the everyday news?


PaperTitlePresenter(s) / Author(s)
7G1Using media reports to promote statistical literacy for non-quantitative majorsStephanie Budgett (New Zealand)
Maxine Pfannkuch (New Zealand)
7G2Luring non-quantitative majors into advanced statistical reasoning (and luring statistics educators into real statistics)Sean McCusker (United Kingdom)
Jim Ridgway (United Kingdom)
James Nicholson (United Kingdom)
7G3A five step framework for interpreting tables and graphs in their contextsMarian Kemp (Australia)
Barry Kissane (Australia)
7G4How we can all learn to think critically about dataIan Gordon (Australia)
Sue Finch (Australia)