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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ID Code: 75666
Item Type: Book Chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-0603-1_12
ISBN: 9781493906024
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2014 22:15
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 05:09

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