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  1. 1. Teaching Statistics in Psychology Martin Le Voi
  2. 2. Statistics is hard to understand <ul><li>At least for psychologists… </li></ul><ul><li>Many psychology departments struggle with explaining it </li></ul><ul><li>Students struggle </li></ul><ul><li>Every lecturer has a pet way of teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Is the problem with “one-size-fits-all” </li></ul>
  3. 3. How do you understand the “mean” <ul><li>The central tendency of a group of numbers </li></ul><ul><li>The expected value of a random variable </li></ul><ul><li>As an equation: </li></ul>
  4. 4. In pictures?
  5. 5. As a simulation?
  6. 6. Students learn in different ways <ul><li>Well, they claim some things are easier than others </li></ul><ul><li>Some text books are easier than others </li></ul><ul><li>And it never seems unanimous </li></ul><ul><li>Certainly some concepts can be explained in different ways </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Matching Hypothesis <ul><li>If you teach a student in concordance with their learning style, learning will be optimised </li></ul><ul><li>But what is Learning Style? </li></ul><ul><li>And how do you teach to it? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Dodge the problem! <ul><li>Find and evaluate existing OERs for teaching statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Classify by teaching approach </li></ul><ul><li>Invite students to self-assess by sampling quality materials in different approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Automate the process! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sample: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>