ENBIS Webinar by Jacqueline Asscher: Using alternative versions of data when teaching using case studies

30 September 2013; 12:45 – 13:30; ENBIS Webinar

Webinar by Jacqueline Asscher: Using alternative versions of data when teaching using case studies

 

This webinar is relevant to teaching statistics using case studies in academia or in industry.
A case study based on real data will have one or several data sets, provided either simultaneously or in stages. If we add fictitious data we can choose to give more than one version of the data.
In this webinar I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of adopting this option. For example, one major advantage is that it encourages course participants to consider the possible results ("what if...?") when planning the collection of data or designing an experiment.
An example from an active learning exercise used in a course on Design of Experiments (DOE) will be shown. In this example, three very different versions of the results of an experiment for cost reduction with a fractional factorial design (25-1×1) are given, and course participants analyze the results and decide what step to take next.