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Pages: 5797-5806
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain

DIDACTIC OF STATISTICS: A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION FOR THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

A. Breitenbach

University of Frankfurt (GERMANY)
Statistics is the central component of mathematics for numerous study fields: Especially in the area of social sciences and educational research, the empirical studies are based on statistical methods. Despite this fact, a statistical didactic for lecturers is not available for the above mentioned fields. Germany only has one text book addressing this topic.
This paper attempts to conceptualise a practice-oriented didactic to rectify this deficiency. The central focus point of this paper is literally based on the following question, which has been explored by Professor Albrecht Beutelspacher, the inventor of mathematicum. – How could one“...present the most brittle science in various manners to the extent that it looses its horror and displays its best side“. In other words, how do I convey statistics in a way that excites students and enables them retain as much as possible?
Fascinated by thought of perceiving statistics as a “touchable“ science, this paper is dedicated to how and whereby statistics can be comprehended and how the results can be assessed. Educational concepts, which are also applied in (school) mathematics are emphasised upon. The various methods of statistical science are discussed and explained based on research examples. Possible aids for use in statistic classes are an additional focus point. The focus here is on the new media; especially on the various options offered by E-learning. In conclusion, options the lecturers can use to monitor the educational results will be discussed. The emphasis is on the contrast between university educational results versus formal educational results.
The paper attempts to close a gap in the university area by providing a didactic statistic education concept that is important for various courses of studies.
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author = {Breitenbach, A.},
title = {DIDACTIC OF STATISTICS: A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION FOR THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES},
series = {4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2011 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-3324-4},
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location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {14-16 November, 2011},
year = {2011},
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A. Breitenbach (2011) DIDACTIC OF STATISTICS: A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION FOR THE SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, ICERI2011 Proceedings, pp. 5797-5806.
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