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Using a problem-based approach to teach statistics to postgraduate science students : a case study.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>05/2009
<mark>Journal</mark>MSOR Connections
Issue number2
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)40-47
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The standard approach to teaching statistics is teacher-centered in which the lecturer tries to impose his knowledge onto the students. This method forces a particular learning style and pace on students, and students often fail to make the connection of when various statistical methods are appropriate. Here we discuss a statistics course for non-specialist postgraduate students at Lancaster University that uses a problem-based learning approach.