Jaki, Thomas and Autin, Melanie (2009) Using a problem-based approach to teach statistics to postgraduate science students : a case study. MSOR Connections, 9 (2). pp. 40-47. ISSN 1473-4869
The standard approach to teaching statistics is teacher-centered in which the lecturer tries to impose his knowledge onto the students. This method forces a particular learning style and pace on students, and students often fail to make the connection of when various statistical methods are appropriate. Here we discuss a statistics course for non-specialist postgraduate students at Lancaster University that uses a problem-based learning approach.
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