Statistics faculty attend conference on teaching statistics
Two statistics lecturers attended the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics held May 16-18 at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.
Lecturers Andi Metts and Ryne VanKrevelen attended the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics held May 16-18, 2019, at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.
The theme of the conference was "Evaluating Evidence" and a major topic of discussion was the use and misuse of p-values in modern scientific interpretation of studies. Leadership from the American Statistical Association was present to discuss recent recommendations from leaders in the field.
VanKrevelen presented a poster titled "Interactive Class Examples with R Shiny to Build Student Intuition." The poster featured two web applets that he has created for use in classes to allow students to discover statistical relationships through a virtual experiment. The web applets let students simulate data collection using either different sampling methods or different treatment assignment methods.
Metts had her travel to the conference supported by a CATL travel reimbursement grant.