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The Lancaster Postgraduate Statistics Centre CETL:building trust and statistical skills across disciplines

Francis, Brian and Abram, Bev and Peelo, Moira (2007) The Lancaster Postgraduate Statistics Centre CETL:building trust and statistical skills across disciplines. In: CETL-MSOR Conference 2006 Loughborough University 11th – 12th September Conference Proceedings. The Maths, Stats & OR Network, Birmingham, UK. ISBN 978-0-9555914-0-2

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    Abstract

    Statistics is often assumed to be a series of techniques. While it may be possible to teach postgraduate students generic techniques to enable them to carry out quantitative research, it is questionable how meaningfully this can be taught when separated from thinking about research data. Teaching students as close as possible to their own postgraduate degree scheme is one way forward, but this strategy presents teachers of statistics with new problems. Both students and departments have not necessarily understood statistics as a way of thinking - or understood it as a discipline with multiple and sometimes discordant approaches. The Lancaster CETL has allowed an opportunity to focus on teaching postgraduate statistics, yet in providing a focus for statistics attracts audiences from diverse interest groups. It presents us with the challenge to find a balance between what is possible generically and what needs to be specific.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
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    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
    ID Code: 49987
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 28 Sep 2011 10:15
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:40
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49987

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