Statistics Education Research Seminar: Teaching Statistics from a Modeling Perspective

My colleague Robert delMas is teaching our doctoral-level research seminar, EPsy 8271 next fall, and it looks to be an interesting topic. The details about the course follow:

EPSY 8271 | Statistics Education Research Seminar: Teaching Statistics from a Modeling Perspective (3 credits)

Day/Time: Fridays, 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (Fall 2018)
Location: 220 Wulling Hall
Instructor: Robert delMas, Ph.D.

This seminar will focus on research related to teaching introductory statistics through a modeling approach. Students will read and discuss:

  • Scholarship related to the similarities and differences between mathematical and statistical models
  • Research conducted on the development of students’ (and teachers’) understanding of probability and statistics through modeling-based instructional approaches

During this process, students will learn about and critique research methods, critically examine research findings from studies, and consider implications for teaching.

As a capstone to the course, each student will produce a scholarly paper that explores, in more depth, a research area covered during the course.

For more information, contact Robert delMas, delma001@umn.edu.