Community service statistics projects

Jon E. Anderson, Engin A. Sungur

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    Statistics instructors know that interesting, real-world problems are crucial to motivate student learning. As an extension of our efforts to build student interest and ownership in applications, we recently incorporated service learning into our statistics courses. Service learning provides an active-learning experience associated with a community service application. In this article we describe our experiences using service learning in our statistics courses. We give examples of projects used at the University of Minnesota-Morris, a public, liberal arts college.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)132-136
    Number of pages5
    JournalAmerican Statistician
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - May 1999


    • Active learning
    • Service learning
    • Statistical education

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