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Activity Number: 654
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Thursday, August 3, 2017 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
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Title: Pedagogical Considerations for Simulation-Based Inference in a Large-Enrollment Introductory Biostatistics Course
Author(s): Matthew Beckman* and Kari Lock Morgan
Companies: Penn State University and Penn State University
Keywords: statistical education ; simulation-based inference ; introductory statistics ; large enrollment ; pedagogy ; biostatistics
Abstract:

This presentation discusses steps taken to integrate simulation-based inference (SBI) methods into an introductory biostatistics course. An overview of the course structure is provided, as well as pedagogical considerations relevant to SBI in a large enrollment context for undergraduate students in life science majors. Specific topics include use of inquiry-based framework, a complementary approach to SBI and non-SBI methods in order to emphasize conceptual understanding, and strategies for accommodating--perhaps even benefiting from--large enrollment for this type of course. Lastly, the presentation will compare and contrast this course with other approaches to introductory statistics using SBI.


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