Free access to paper on promoting student enthusiasm for applied statistics


  • Author: Statistics Views, Lee Fawcett and Keith Newman
  • Date: 09 January 2017

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The storm of the century! Promoting student enthusiasm for applied statistics

Lee Fawcett and Keith Newman

Teaching Statistics, Early Views

DOI: 10.1111/test.12115V

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This article describes a hands-on activity that has been used with students aged 12–18 years to promote the study of Statistics. We believe there is evidence to suggest an increase in student enthusiasm for Statistics at school, within the Mathematics curriculum, but also within other subjects such as Geography. We also believe that the use of such activities has resulted in some students giving more serious thought to studying Statistics at University. The activity described here is supported with a web-based application to allow younger or less experienced students to engage with the material.

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