Accession Number : ADA325349

Title :   A Cross Disciplinary Approach to Teaching of Statistics.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : Rao, C. R.

PDF Url : ADA325349

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Historically, the phenomenal growth of statistics as a separate discipline of great ubiquity was motivated by the need to solve practical problems arising in social, biological and natural sciences. Statistical methodology as we practice today involves acquisition of data. extraction of available information and taking optimal decisions under uncertainty. That the role of statistics as the logic and science of solving problems in other disciplines and that continued advances in statistics depend strongly on research stimulated by and directed at problems in other disciplines are not fully reflected in the educational programs for statisticians at the universities. It is suggested that more emphasis should be given to the interface between statistics and other disciplines through data-centered training in statistics.

Descriptors :   *TEACHING METHODS, *STATISTICS, *APPROACH, METHODOLOGY, UNCERTAINTY, OPTIMIZATION, DECISION MAKING, ACQUISITION, EDUCATION, BIOLOGY, GROWTH(GENERAL), PROBLEM SOLVING, SURVEYS, UNIVERSITIES, PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE