Using a problem-driven approach for teaching statistics at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Giorgi, Emanuele (2018) Using a problem-driven approach for teaching statistics at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. In: ICOTS 10, 2018-07-082018-07-13, Kyoto TERRSA.

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Abstract

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a research and education institute with multiple centers across Africa that offers Master-level programmes in statistics and applied mathematics. In this paper, I first describe the teaching context and pedagogical objectives of AIMS. I then propose a problem-driven approach for teaching statistics which emphasizes the role of statistical inference as integral to scientific investigation. Finally, I illustrate a sample activity where a case study in public health is used to introduce geo-statistical modelling to students. I argue that the proposed approach helps students at AIMS to develop critical thinking skills and gain a deeper understanding of the links between statistical modelling and science.

Item Type: Contribution to Conference (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: ICOTS 10
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Medicine
ID Code: 126605
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2018 08:58
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2019 01:33
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/126605

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