An Introduction to Statistics: An Active Learning Approach
Author: Carlson, Kieth A.
Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc
Number Of Pages: 656
Release Date: 25-01-2017
Details: Product Description An Introduction to Statistics: An Active Learning Approach, Second Edition by Kieth A. Carlson and Jennifer R. Winquist takes a unique, active approach to teaching and learning introductory statistics that allows students to discover and correct their misunderstandings as chapters progress rather than at their conclusion. Empirically-developed, self-correcting activities reinforce and expand on fundamental concepts, targeting and holding students’ attention. Based on contemporary memory research, this learner-centered approach leads to better long-term retention through active engagement while generating explanations. Along with carefully placed reading questions, this edition includes learning objectives, realistic research scenarios, practice problems, self-test questions, problem sets, and practice tests to help students become more confident in their ability to perform statistics. Review "The text is the most thorough I have seen as far as going through examples. After this text, students are almost guaranteed to be able to complete these statistical measures on their own." ―Elizabeth Axel, Adelphi University -- Elizabeth Axel "The most impressive feature of the text is the manner in which it invites the student to interact with and digest the material covered in each chapter." ―Lyon Rathbun, University of Texas, Brownsville -- Lyon Rathbun About the Author Kieth A. Carlson received his PhD in Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Nebraska in 1996. He is currently Professor of Psychology at Valparaiso University. He has published research on visual attention, memory, student cynicism toward college, and active learning. He enjoys teaching a wide range of courses including statistics, research methods, sensation and perception, cognitive psychology, learning psychology, the philosophy of science, and the history of psychology. Dr. Carlson was twice honored with the Teaching Excellence Award from the United States Air Force Academy. Jennifer R. Winquist is currently Professor of Psychology at Valparaiso University. Dr. Winquist received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University. She has published research on self-focused attention, group decision making, distributive justice, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Winquist regularly teaches courses in introductory and advanced statistics and research methods.
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