Impact Learning for Mid-Career Adult Learner Graduate Students in Public Administration and Public Health Programs: A Modified Approach to Teaching Statistics
Popejoy, Michael W., Profed
American Society for Public Administration
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Teaching statistics; New approaches in teaching; Statistics -- Study and teaching (Higher); Adult learning; Public health -- Statistical methods; Public administration -- Statistical methods;
This article addresses the methodology of teaching statistics and challenges the current model of teaching statistics as an applied mathematics course by offering a new model more suited to the professional adult student already established in a mid-career administrative position. The key challenge is to minimize the applied mathematics aspect and emphasize reading and interpreting statistical reports as opposed to designing statistical studies and computations.
Popejoy, Michael W. "Impact Learning for Mid-Career Adult Learner Graduate Students in Public Administration and Public Health Programs: A Modified Approach to Teaching Statistics" in PA Times. October 2008.