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Presentation 3K2. Use of Mini-projects in the Teaching of Survey Sampling

Lynne Stokes (USA)


Presentation Abstract
The basics of sampling theory, even for advanced students, can be unexciting to learn because of its repetitiveness and predictability. But application of the subject matter can be engaging and creative for beginning students. One excellent approach for giving students this experience is to develop a capstone project to be carried out after they have accumulated the requisite knowledge during the course. Another approach, and the one I discuss here, is to have them carry out in-class mini-projects, usually in teams, as the topics are covered. The projects have in common that they require little equipment, can be done quickly, and have more than one correct answer. In this paper, I will present several of these projects and the teaching objectives for each.


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