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Lois Lane, Superman, and Iron Man: How Perspectives of Statistics Relate to Students' Identities and Career Pursuits
Bridging the Gap: Empowering and Educating Today's Learners in Statistics. Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Incoming university students' unique experiences with and perspectives of statistics may shape their learning trajectories, recruitment, and retention in the discipline. We completed qualitative case studies with three first-year statistics majors. Each student shared their views of "who" statistics is to them, how they imagined a career in statistics, and recalled their prior experiences and motivations for studying statistics. We contrast the students and remark on how their varyingdoi:10.52041/iase.icots11.t3f1 fatcat:f3u5xkqazjc4rjvsucttfcpbfa