Understanding the quantitative skill base on introductory statistics : a case study from business statistics
Fuller, Joanne (2014) Understanding the quantitative skill base on introductory statistics : a case study from business statistics. In MacGillivray, Helen, Martin, Michael, & Phillips, Brian (Eds.) Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics : OZCOTS 2008-2012. Springer, New York, pp. 211-222.
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Basic mathematical skills are critical to a student’s ability to successfully undertake an introductory statistics course. Yet in business education this vitally important area of mathematics and statistics education is under-researched. The question therefore arises as to what level of mathematical skill a typical business studies student will possess as they enter the tertiary environment, and whether there are any common deficiencies that we can identify with a view to tackling the problem. This paper will focus on a study designed to measure the level of mathematical ability of first year business students. The results provide timely insight into a growing problem faced by many tertiary educators in this field.
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