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TeachingStatisticalThinking:Part1DescriptiveStatistics­DukeUniversity|Coursera

(/duke) Teaching Statistical Thinking: Part 1 Descriptive

Teaching Statistical Thinking: Part 1 Descriptive Statistics

Wepreparehighschoolteachersforteachingdescriptivestatistics.

Teacherswilllearnbasicprinciplesforsummarizingdatain

meaningfulways.Satellitevideoswilldiscusspedagogyandteach

statisticalsoftwareviaexamplesspanningpopculture,sports,health

andothertopicssuitableforhighschoolclassrooms.

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About the Course

Whiletheprimaryaimofthiscourseistopreparehighschoolteachersfor

teachingdescriptivestatistics,thiscoursewillenableanyglobalcitizento

understandthebasicdescriptivestatisticspresentedbythemediafrombreakfast

tobedtime.Descriptivestatistics,asthenameimplies,referstothedescribingor

summarizingofasetofdatausinggraphicsandnumbersummaries.Thiscourse

coversdescriptivestatisticsforasinglevariableandfortherelationshipbetween

twovariables.Coreprinciplevideoswillcoverthestatisticalcontent,whilesatellite

videoswilldiscusspedagogy,teachingresources,andanalyzingdatausingJMP

software.Thesesatellitevideoswillpresentconceptsviaexamplesspanningpop

culture,sports,youth,andothertopicssuitableforhighschoolclassrooms.

Sessions

FutureSessions

Course at a Glance

5­8hours/week English

Instructors

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Course Syllabus

Thisclassistaughtinthreeunitsover5weeks

1. Gettingstartedwithdata(1week)

2. Singlevariablegraphicsandnumbersummaries(1week)

3. Graphicsandnumbersummariesdescribingtherelationshipbetweentwo

variables(2weeks)

4. Review(1week)

variables(2weeks) 4. Review(1week) (/instructor/dalenestangl) Dr.DaleneStangl
variables(2weeks) 4. Review(1week) (/instructor/dalenestangl) Dr.DaleneStangl

Thefulllistoftopicsareasfollows:

Unit1,GettingStartedwithData

Unit1,GettingStartedwithData 01_01Introduction

01_01Introduction

01_02Data,Variables,UnitofObservation/Analysis

Unit2,SingleVariableDescription

02_01Graphics: Histogram,BoxplotUnit2,SingleVariableDescription (/instructor/minecetinkayarundel) Dr.MineÇetinkaya­Rundel

02_01Graphics: Histogram,Boxplot (/instructor/minecetinkayarundel) Dr.MineÇetinkaya­Rundel

02_02NumberSummaries:Center

02_03NumberSummaries:Spread

02_04TransformationandStandardization

02_05Bell­shapedCurves

Unit3,DescribingRelationshipsBetweenTwoVariables

03_01TwoCategoricalVariables:MosaicPlots

03_02TwoCategoricalVariables:ContingencyTables

03_03OneCategorical,OneNumericVariable:SidebySideBoxplots

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(/courses?categories=teacherpd) 03_04TwoCategoricalVariables:Correlation Share

03_04TwoCategoricalVariables:Correlation

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03_05TwoNumericVariables:Regression

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Suggested Readings

Nooutsidereadingsarerequiredforthiscourse.

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Course Format

Alllecturevideosarereleasedonday1andareavailablethroughout.Youmay

viewthemasslowlyorquicklyasyourscheduleallows.Practicequestionsare includedattheendofmostvideos. Thisareoptionalandforyourlearningonly. Theywillnotbepartofthegrade.DatawillaccompanyeachoftheJMPsoftware videos,soweencourageyoutodownloadtheJMPsoftwareandreplicatethe analysespresentedinthevideo.NotetherearefiveJMPsoftwarevideoscovering eachtopic.Youneednotwatchallfive.Pickandchoosetopicsthatinterestyou andarefunforyou!

Alsonotethattheweeksofthecoursedonotcorrespondtothecourseunits. The thirdmodulelaststwoweeks,andthereisareviewweek.

FAQ

WillIgetacertificateaftercompletingthisclass?

Yes.StudentswhosuccessfullycompletetheclasswillreceiveaStatementof

Accomplishmentsignedbytheinstructors.

Whataretheprerequisitemathskillsforthecourse?

Basicalgebraskillsareassumedinthiscourse. Youmustbeabletoadd, subtract,multiply,divide,usefractions,convertfractionstopercentages,use exponents(squareandsquareroots),graphpointsintwodimensions,andsolve oneequationwithoneunknown. Itisalsohelpfultoknowsummationnotation; however,thismaybepickedupasthecourseprogresses.

Whatresourcesareneededforthecourse?

Youwillneedtowatchvideos,soadevicethatcanplayanmp4videoisrequired.

Forthoseplanningtoteachthismaterialintheirownclasses,acomputerwillalso berequired. TheJMPstatisticalsoftwareisanintegralpartofthecourse,and

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once,enrolled,youwillbegivenacouponcodethatgivesfreeaccesstothe

softwareforoneyearfromthecoursestartdate.

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