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This is a session of Topic 5: Statistics education in the disciplines and the workplace

(Friday 18th, 10:55-12:25)

In search of evidence: exploring the relationship between real workplace based data and statistics education



Many people are required to make evidence based recommendations or decisions as part of their everyday work. As an example, Government policy advisers need to access and consider a wide range of information before making recommendations to Ministers. Where and how do they find and evaluate the evidence they need? Data is also used within the workplace to improve efficiency and help make business plans and strategic decisions. This session will focus on how to access and evaluate sources of data so that informed decisions can be made. The sources of data may include in-house administrative data sets, external data sets such as official statistics or publicly available data in, for example, research reports. Papers may focus on issues related to access (for example, access only to aggregate data) and/or issues related to quality of the available data or its fit with the problem being addressed.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
5H1Workplace and official statistics: how can higher education contribute to a better relationship?Mojca Bavdaž (Slovenia)
Irena Ograjenšek (Slovenia)
Lejla Perviz (Slovenia)
5H2Experiences with real and accessible recent data in context to motivate student learning at higher levels in statisticsJohn Harraway (New Zealand)
5H3Supporting statistical consultant decision-making within a case-based learning environmentGlenn Johnson (United States)
Durland Shumway (United States)