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Teaching StatisticsA Bag of Tricks$
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Andrew Gelman and Deborah Nolan

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198785699

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198785699.001.0001

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A course in statistical communication and graphics

A course in statistical communication and graphics

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(p.252) 16 A course in statistical communication and graphics
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Teaching Statistics
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Andrew Gelman

Deborah Nolan

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198785699.003.0016

This chapter describes a course on statistical communication. Originally developed for training statistics graduate students as instructors, the course now is popular with students in other fields including undergraduates. It is a demanding course, with two homework assignments per week and active participation during class. This level of commitment signals the seriousness of the topic. The chapter contains a prototype class meeting, and lecture-by-lecture specifics for 26 lecture periods of 75 minutes each. The material includes lesson plans and links to course slides, activities, and reading and homework assignments. Topics include, statistical graphics, statistical story telling and reporting, teaching statistics, giving a presentation, technical writing, interactive graphics, and programming practices.

Keywords:   Communication, graphics, programming practices, presentation, technical writing, interactive graphics, teaching statistics

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