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Twenty-five analogies for explaining statistical concepts

Author
Behar, R.; Grima, P.; Marco-Almagro, L.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
American statistician
Date of publication
2013-02-20
Volume
67
Number
1
First page
44
Last page
48
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/00031305.2012.752408 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/18719 Open in new window
Abstract
The use of analogies is a resource that can be used for transmitting concepts and making classes more enjoyable. This article presents 25 analogies that we use in our introductory statistical courses for introducing concepts and clarifying possible doubts. We have found that these analogies draw students’ attention and reinforce the ideas that we want to transmit.
Citation
Behar, R.; Grima, P.; Marco-Almagro, L. Twenty-five analogies for explaining statistical concepts. "American statistician", Febrer 2013, vol. 67, núm. 1, p. 44-48.
Keywords
Concepts through examples, Statistical education, Students’ motivation, Teaching statistics, Undergraduate courses
Group of research
ADBD - Analysis of Complex Data for Business Decisions

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