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Presentation 5E4. Simplifying Consulting Problems for Use in Introductory Statistics Lectures

Neil T. Diamond (Australia)
Ewa M. Sztendur (Australia)  


Presentation Abstract

Using real life examples in Introductory Statistics courses is now accepted as very desirable and even necessary. There are many resources available on the Internet and elsewhere that makes this particularly easy. There is increasing interest in using case studies but care and thought are needed to prevent context domination and complexities. In this paper we discuss some advantages of using homegrown "case study" examples, obtained mainly from consulting work. However, to be able to use these examples in undergraduate courses they must be framed in such a way that the students can understand them. We give a number of examples where we have done this.


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