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Activity Number: 182
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 1, 2011 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract - #302196
Title: Teaching Statistics Using the News Media
Author(s): T. Paulette Ceesay*+
Companies: Merck & Co., Inc.
Address: 351 N. Sumneytown Pike, North Wales, PA, 19454,
Keywords: teaching ; media ; statistical thinking

This article discusses the use of news media to teach statistics; undergraduate students at a large urban university are the audience. However, this approach would also benefit secondary school students as well as offer an alternative approach for introducing graduate students to statistical concepts via journal articles. The rewards and challenges of this approach will be discussed as well as students' reactions to this methodology.

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