Teaching and Learning Research and Resources:
Singer, J., (8/1990)., Improving the Teaching of Statistics: Putting the Data Back into Data Analysis, The American Statistical Association, 44, 3, 223-230.Research Summary:
The authors argue that artificial data sets should be eliminated from the
curriculum and that they should be replaced with real data
sets. Real data supplemented by suitable background material enable students to acquire analytic skills in an authentic
research context and enable instructors to demonstrate how
statistical analysis is used to model real world phenomena.
Garrett, J., (11/1983)., Teaching Factor-Label Method without Sleight of Hand, Journal of Chemical Education, 60, 11, 962.Research Summary:
An alternative strategy to introduce factor-label method using symbols on cards.
Navidi, (6/1984)., The factor-label method: Is it all that great?, 61, 6, 522.Research Summary:
Authors suggest that having students work through conversions using their own valid habits of thought before introducing the factor-label method facilitates a deeper understanding of this process.