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TeachingStatisticalThinking:Part1DescriptiveStatistics­DukeUniversity|Coursera

Teaching Statistical Thinking: Part 1 Descriptive Statistics

Wepreparehighschoolteachersforteachingdescriptivestatistics.

Teacherswilllearnbasicprinciplesforsummarizingdatain

meaningfulways.Satellitevideoswilldiscusspedagogyandteach

statisticalsoftwareviaexamplesspanningpopculture,sports,health

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Whiletheprimaryaimofthiscourseistopreparehighschoolteachersfor

teachingdescriptivestatistics,thiscoursewillenableanyglobalcitizento

understandthebasicdescriptivestatisticspresentedbythemediafrombreakfast

tobedtime.Descriptivestatistics,asthenameimplies,referstothedescribingor

summarizingofasetofdatausinggraphicsandnumbersummaries.Thiscourse

coversdescriptivestatisticsforasinglevariableandfortherelationshipbetween

twovariables.Coreprinciplevideoswillcoverthestatisticalcontent,whilesatellite

videoswilldiscusspedagogy,teachingresources,andanalyzingdatausingJMP

software.Thesesatellitevideoswillpresentconceptsviaexamplesspanningpop

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Course at a Glance

5­8hours/week English

Instructors

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TeachingStatisticalThinking:Part1DescriptiveStatistics­DukeUniversity|Coursera

Course Syllabus

Thisclassistaughtinthreeunitsover5weeks

1. Gettingstartedwithdata(1week)

2. Singlevariablegraphicsandnumbersummaries(1week)

3. Graphicsandnumbersummariesdescribingtherelationshipbetweentwo

variables(2weeks)

4. Review(1week)

Thefulllistoftopicsareasfollows:

Unit1,GettingStartedwithData

01_01Introduction

01_02Data,Variables,UnitofObservation/Analysis

Unit2,SingleVariableDescription

02_01Graphics: Histogram,Boxplot

02_02NumberSummaries:Center

02_04TransformationandStandardization

02_05Bell­shapedCurves

Unit3,DescribingRelationshipsBetweenTwoVariables

03_01TwoCategoricalVariables:MosaicPlots

03_02TwoCategoricalVariables:ContingencyTables

03_03OneCategorical,OneNumericVariable:SidebySideBoxplots

Categories

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TeachingStatisticalThinking:Part1DescriptiveStatistics­DukeUniversity|Coursera

Course Format

Alllecturevideosarereleasedonday1andareavailablethroughout.Youmay

Alsonotethattheweeksofthecoursedonotcorrespondtothecourseunits. The thirdmodulelaststwoweeks,andthereisareviewweek.

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Whatresourcesareneededforthecourse?

Forthoseplanningtoteachthismaterialintheirownclasses,acomputerwillalso berequired. TheJMPstatisticalsoftwareisanintegralpartofthecourse,and

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TeachingStatisticalThinking:Part1DescriptiveStatistics­DukeUniversity|Coursera

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