JSM 2005 - Toronto

Abstract #304465

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Activity Number: 133
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 8, 2005 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract - #304465
Title: Examining the Introductory Statistics Course for Business and Economics through Its Textbooks
Author(s): John McKenzie, Jr.*+ and Jay Devore*+ and Edward Mansfield*+ and Keith Ord*+
Companies: Babson College and California Polytechnic State University and The University of Alabama and Georgetown University
Address: MathScience Division, Babson Park, MA, 02457-0310, United States Statistics Department, San Luis Obispo, CA, 93407, United States Box 870226, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0226, United States McDonough School of Business, washington, DC, 20057, United States
Keywords: content ; curriculum ; delivery ; pedagogy ; technology ; topics

In this session, each panelist will respond to the following two questions for two popular textbooks and their supplements: What is missing? What isn't needed? To answer these questions, each panelist will present ordered lists of 10 items. By these critiques, they will give their opinions on all aspects of the introductory statistics course, not just the course for business and economics. Hence, they will discuss topics (content), techniques (delivery), and technology (statistical software, datasets, course management software, applets, etc.). There will be ample time for audience participation at the end of the session.

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