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W6: Statistical Literacy and Learning Objects

Presenter 1
Milo Schield
W.M. Keck Statistical Literacy Project
Presenter 2
Cynthia Schield
W.M. Keck Statistical Literacy Project

The 2002 Statistical Literacy Survey found that students, data analysts, and college instructors need help in forming ordinary English descriptions and comparisons of the rates and percentages presented in tables and graphs. The W.M. Keck Statistical Literacy Project developed a Web-based drill program that decodes students' descriptions and comparisons and gives users feedback on their errors. Students for whom English is not their native language may find this program very helpful. This statistical literacy learning object may be useful to students in the social sciences who need to be able to communicate statistical summaries involving rates and percentages. The goal of this workshop is to introduce users to the online program as a learning object. Those who complete this workshop should have the material they need to duplicate this workshop at their home institution.

Intended Audience: Individuals interested in statistical literacy.

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