Doehler publishes research on service-learning in the Statistics Education Research Journal

"Successful Service-Learning for Statistics Students Studying Survey Sampling” was published by Associate Professor of Statistics Kirsten Doehler in the November 2018 issue of the Statistics Education Research Journal.

Associate Professor of Statistics Kirsten Doehler gave students in her Survey Sampling class an opportunity to serve society in a well-crafted service-learning (SL) experience. 

This experience is chronicled in a recently published paper, “Successful Service-Learning for Statistics Students Studying Survey Sampling.” This paper was published in the November 2018 issue of the Statistics Education Research Journal, a leading statistics education journal that is published twice a year.  The service-learning project that students carried out supports recommendations of past president of the American Statistical Association, Robert Rodriguez, who has encouraged statisticians to serve humanity.

Doehler’s paper discusses results of a study conducted to investigate whether students’ attitudes towards community service changed after involvement in a statistical consulting-based service-learning project with a local non-profit organization.  Quantitative and qualitative results are discussed, along with benefits of service-learning in statistics and suggestions on how instructors can help students have a successful service-learning experience.