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Selected Papers on the Teaching of Applied Statistics

The following papers, presented in reverse chronological order, can be downloaded as pdf files by clicking on their titles.

Willett, J. B., & Singer, J. D. (1992).  Providing a Statistical "Model": Teaching Applied Statistics Using Real-World Data. In F. Gordon and S. Gordon (Eds.), Statistics for the Twenty-First Century. Washington DC.: Mathematical Association of America, MAA Notes, Number 26, 83-98.

In this paper, we continue to make the argument for using real data in the teaching of applied statistics. In this follow-up to the American Statistician paper below, we offer a pedagogic approach for doing this that treats the learning of applied statistics as a cognitive apprenticeship.

Singer, J. D. & Willett, J. B. (1992).  Annotated Bibliography of Sources of Real-world Datasets Useful for Teaching Applied Statistics. In F. Gordon and S. Gordon (Eds.), Statistics for the Twenty-First Century. Washington DC.: Mathematical Association of America, MAA Notes, Number 26, 219-313.

An annotated bibliography of data sources, extending the list we provided in the American Statistician paper below, to accompany the MAA paper above that describes a cognitive apprenticeship approach to the teaching of applied statistics.

Singer, J. D., and Willett, J. B.  (1990).  Improving the Teaching of Applied Statistics: Putting the Data Back Into Data-Analysis.  American Statistician, 44(3), 223-230.

Our initial paper on the use of real data in the teaching of applied statistics, making an argument for using real data. Paper includes an annotated bibliography of many sources of real data.

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