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Activity Number: 514 - Teaching Data Science: R, Git, and the Undergraduate Curriculum
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics and Data Science Education
Abstract #307067 Presentation
Title: Teaching Introductory Statistics with Online Tools and Open Source Data
Author(s): Shiju Zhang*
Companies: St Cloud State University
Keywords: Open Source Data; Online Statistical Tools

Students learn statistics better through analyzing real-world data, in which students also gain skills about data management/manipulation with computers. The presenter will share his experience of teaching statistics with online statistical tools and open source data to non-statistics majors in a university similar to his. Examples used in his teaching will be shown. The result of a survey regarding students' attitude to the teaching approach will be shared. Upsides and downsides of the teaching approach will be discussed too.

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