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Use of the Socratic Method in Teaching Statistical Thinking

by Jensen, Willis A.

Use of the Socratic Method in Teaching Statistical Thinking Description: There are many opportunities for teaching statistical concepts whether they occur in formal or informal settings. Many different teaching approaches can be used to best take advantage of these opportunities. In order to develop statistical thinking skills a Socratic teaching approach can be helpful. An example of applying a Socratic approach is given here as well as a discussion of how to successfully apply it in teaching situations.

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-02
  • Keywords:Critical Thinking, Statistical Education, Teaching Methods, Socratic Method
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Using the Power of Statistical Thinking

by Leitnaker, Mary G

This paper contains observations on the role of statistics and practitioners in providing guidance to industrial organizations in the use of Statistical Thinking...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2000-06
  • Keywords:Statistical thinking, Process management, Measurement, Statistical Methods
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A Perspective on Models and the Quality Sciences: Some Challenges and Future Directions

Winter 1999 Youden Address

by Montgomery, Douglas C.;

This address advocates for the improvement of the outdated Shewhart model used in statistical process control and answers the criticism of those opponents who believe that the Shewhart control chart is the only one needed to fit all situations...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1999-01
  • Keywords:Control charts, Statistical process control, Time Series Data, Statistical Methods, Industrial experiments, Inductive learning
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Contexts of Statistical Practice

Winter 1998 Youden Address

by Ranney, Gipsie B.;

Lessons of the quality movement may be applied to statistical practice just as they are to other business activities. Three aspects are discussed: viewing systems, developing customer knowledge, and using a learning cycle to produce improvement...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1998-01
  • Keywords:Communication, Statistical Methods, PDSA (plan – do – study - act) Cycle

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