Teaching statistics - despite its applications

Jim Ridgway, James Nicholson, Sean McCusker

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Evidence-based policy requires sophisticated modelling and reasoning about complex social data. The current UK statistics curricula do not equip tomorrow’s citizens to understand such reasoning. We advocate radical curriculum reform, designed to require students to reason from complex data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-48
Number of pages5
JournalTeaching Statistics
Issue number2
Early online date2 Apr 2007
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


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