Some Remarks on Statistical Education

Walter T. Federer
1978 American Statistician  
March 1978 (Revised) A def:~nition of the s-ubject Statistics i:;; given first and then the difference between the chalkboard world of the teacher of Statistics as opposed to the real world of the experimenter is stressed. An over-emphasis on significance testing, hypothesis testing, and decision procedures has led to a de-e~hasis of statistical design •. The teaching of statistical design_ theory, the teaching of Statistics in a changing world, the importance of model building, and different
more » ... ng, and different approaches to teaching Statistics are discussed. Some published materials ·aeveloped to meet teaching needs and a new type of Statistics course are described. Information about special issues on Statistical Education (teaching and consulting) is presented.
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