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Introductory Statistics at the College Level— Making it More Exciting and Relevant

Date/Time: Monday, February 2, 2015
3:15 - 4:30 pm


Location: Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center with an informal reception to follow at East Street Café at Union Station.


  • Elizabeth Johnson, George Mason University
  • Stephanie Talbot, Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
  • Bonnie Kegan, U.S. Census Bureau, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Anne Arundel Community College

Chair: Carol Joyce Blumberg, Winona State University and U.S. Energy Information Administration (Retired)

Sponsor: WSS Statistics Education Committee

Abstract: Over the last twenty years there have been numerous changes in the statistical procedures used in the fields of study of the students taking introductory statistics. In addition, the technology has changed considerably, both for data analysis and delivery of the course content. Further, students are coming to the course with more knowledge of statistics from high school. The purpose of this seminar is to have three instructors of introductory statistics discuss how they have changed their introductory statistics courses to adapt the content and technology to make them more relevant and exciting to their students.

POC email: Carol Joyce Blumberg, cblumberg@gmail.com

For remote access to the audio, call either 609.945.6996 or 202.554.7500. Then enter the access code of 997925450.