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Workshop Statistics [Paperback]

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The publication of the first editions of Workshop Statistics (part of the FIPSE and NSF funded Workshop Mathematics Project at Dickinson College) in its three versions established the texts as the most popular for courses stressing active learning in introductory statistics. Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data 2nd edition features new pedagogical ideas that have proven to be successful with instructors and students. The Workshop approach fosters active learning, and eliminates the distinction between the conventional lecture and laboratory. Using this method every student is actively engaged in learning the material through reading, thinking, discussing, computing, interpreting, and writing. This approach is also well suited to collaborative learning, and stresses the importance of developing communication skills.

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Pages   648
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.87" Width: 7.79" Height: 1.44"
Weight:   3.03 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 22, 2000
Publisher   Key College
ISBN  1930190034  
ISBN13  9781930190030  

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More About Allan J. Rossman

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Allan Rossman has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo since 2001. Prior to moving to the West Coast, Dr. Rossman taught at Dickinson College from 1989 to 2001 and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees respectively at Geneva College and Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Rossman is the originator of the WORKSHOP STATISTICS series of course books that lead students to explore and discover fundamental concepts and methods of statistics. He directed one of the MAA's NSF-funded STATS projects that conducted workshops for mathematicians who teach statistics. Dr. Rossman has chaired the ASA/MAA Joint Committee on Undergraduate Statistics and the ASA's Section on Statistical Education. He was co-editor of STATS magazine and serves on the International Program Committee for the International Conference on Teaching Statistics. Elected as a Fellow of ASA in 2001, Dr. Rossman has given presentations and conducted workshops on the teaching of statistics around the world.

Allan J. Rossman currently resides in the state of Pennsylvania. Allan J. Rossman has an academic affiliation as follows - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo California Po.

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A workbook that you can use to teach statistics  Aug 31, 2004
The teaching of basic statistics can be done in two ways. It can be done using the traditional lecture method supplemented with homework problems or by using a workbook and doing problems as a group. To successfully teach it using a workbook, it is necessary to have a book with very good and understandable problems. This book is a workbook, with very little in the way of explanatory text, which could be a problem.
Each chapter begins with an overview paragraph and a short list of objectives and then moves on to problems. When text appears later in the paragraph, it is a short segment immediately followed by an activity illustrating the material. There are many tables and questions where the reader is expected to think about the possible results before continuing. For example, on page 64, the statements are:

a) Who is the longest-serving justice currently on the Supreme Court? Who is the newest member?

b) Take a guess as to how long a typical member of the U. S. Supreme Court has served.

A table of the current members and how long they have served is given on the next page. This demonstrates how the problems are often taken from simple aspects of the world. Other data used in the problems involve movies that have grossed large amounts of money; the ages of people when they married, candy bar weights, and the weights of football players.
I was impressed with the problems, they are well stated and much of the data is about things that the typical person can relate to. The coverage is standard for a course in basic statistics, starting with fundamental data collection and going through inference. Holes for a three-ring binder are through the entire book and all pages have perforated edges for easy removal. If you teach statistics by doing problems in class, then this workbook is a good choice for the text if you are prepared to lecture about problems rather than textual content.

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