Schield Gives Statistical Literacy Workshop at the US Statistics Conference

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Milo Schield, Professor Business Administration, gave an invited two-hour Statistical Literacy workshop at USCOTS: the US Conference on Teaching Statistics. Statistical literacy involves critical thinking about social statistics in the everyday media. The focus is on how everyday statistics can be influenced. Students are encouraged to look for the story behind the statistics. Schield’s workshop was well received with 125 registrations and 41 attendees. Marc Isaacson assisted. Schield is scheduled to give presentations on Statistical Literacy at the meetings of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the American Statistical Association (ASA).

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