Statistics Colloquium: Statistical literacy: What do future senators, scientists, social workers, and sales clerks need to learn from your statistics class?

Event Type: 
Colloquium
Speaker: 
Erik Erhardt
Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
SMLC 356
Audience: 
General PublicFaculty/StaffStudentsAlumni/Friends

Event Description: 

Statistical literacy: What do future senators, scientists, social workers, and sales clerks need to learn from your statistics class?
 
Statistical literacy is the ability to understand statistics and is necessary for all citizens if they are to understand much of the information they confront every day. To be statistically literate numeracy is required, but also the ability to critically evaluate statistical material and to appreciate the relevance of statistically-based approaches to all aspects of life in general. In this talk, I'll illustrate a selection of the top 10 important topics for statistical literacy and argue how the HED General Education Competencies are misaligned to meet the needs of more than 90% of our Introductory Statistics students.

Erik Erhardt
Teaching Fellow
Assoc Prof of Statistics
UNM

Event Contact

Contact Name: Erik Erhardt

Contact Phone: 5057504424

Contact Email: erike@stat.unm.edu