Infrastructure and Tools for Teaching Computing Throughout the Statistical Curriculum

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Modern statistics is fundamentally a computational discipline, but too often this fact is not reflected in our statistics curricula. With the rise of big data and data science, it has become increasingly clear that students want, expect, and need explicit training in this area of the discipline. Additionally, recent curricular guidelines clearly state that working with data requires extensive computing skills and that statistics students should be fluent in accessing, manipulating, analyzing, and modeling with professional statistical analysis software. Much has been written in the statistics education literature about pedagogical tools and approaches to provide a practical computational foundation for students. This article discusses the computational infrastructure and toolkit choices to allow for these pedagogical innovations while minimizing frustration and improving adoption for both our students and instructors. Supplementary materials for this article are available online.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Çetinkaya-Rundel, M; Rundel, C

Published Date

  • January 2, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 58 - 65

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-2731

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-1305

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00031305.2017.1397549

Citation Source

  • Scopus