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Activity Number: 508
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract - #304942
Title: A Professor's Argument for the Need for a Higher Level of Sophistication in Introductory Statistics Courses
Author(s): Laurence Robinson*+
Companies: Ohio Northern University
Address: Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, Ada, OH, 45810-6000, United States
Keywords: Introductory statistics courses ; level of sophistication

It is the opinion of this statistics professor that typical introductory statistics courses taught at the college level, and the textbooks used, are too watered down, and that the level of sophistication needs to be increased. In this presentation the professor will examine some examples illustrating the consequences of such a lack of sophistication.

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