Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics

Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics

OZCOTS 2008-2012

Editors: MacGillivray, Helen, Phillips, Brian, Martin, Michael A. (Eds.)

  • Refereed papers based on the best of OZCOTS 2008-2012
  • Showcases the contribution of Australians in research, developments and good practice in statistics education
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The first OZCOTS conference in 1998 was inspired by papers contributed by Australians to the 5th International Conference on Teaching Statistics. In 2008, as part of the program of one of the first National Senior Teaching Fellowships, the 6th OZCOTS was held in conjunction with the Australian Statistical Conference, with Fellowship keynotes and contributed papers, optional refereeing and proceedings. This venture was so successful that the 7th and 8th OZCOTS were similarly run, conjoined with Australian Statistical Conferences in 2010 and 2012. Authors of papers from these OZCOTS conferences were invited to develop chapters for refereeing and inclusion in this volume. There are sections on keynote topics, undergraduate curriculum and learning, professional development, postgraduate learning, and papers from OZCOTS 2012. Because OZCOTS aim to unite statisticians and statistics educators, the approaches this volume takes are immediately relevant to all who have a vested interest in good teaching practices. Globally, statistics as a discipline, statistical pedagogy and statistics in academia and industry are all critically important to the modern information society. This volume addresses these roles within the wider society as well as questions that are specific to the discipline itself. Other chapters share research on learning and teaching statistics in interdisciplinary work and student preparation for futures in academia, government and industry. 

About the authors

Helen MacGillivray, Professor, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Michael Martin, Professor of Statistics, School of Finance and Applied Statistics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

Brian Phillips, Associate Professor, Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Interacting with Data, Concepts and Models: Illustrations from the rpanel Package for R

    Bowman, Adrian W.

    Pages 3-12

  • An Elephant Never Forgets: Effective Analogies for Teaching Statistical Modeling

    Martin, Michael A.

    Pages 13-24

  • Experience Early, Logic Later

    Weldon, K. L.

    Pages 25-42

  • Transforming Statistics Education in South Africa

    North, Delia (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • Beyond the Statistical Fringe

    Basford, Kaye E.

    Pages 59-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics
Book Subtitle
OZCOTS 2008-2012
Editors
  • Helen MacGillivray
  • Brian Phillips
  • Michael A. Martin
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics
Series Volume
81
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0603-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0603-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0602-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5404-9
Series ISSN
2194-1009
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 418
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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