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ICT Literacy in Statistics

Compiled by Dr. Lesley Farmer, California State University Long Beach
 

GENERAL/STANDARDS:

 

MERLOT LINKS:

Key terms: mathematics, statistics, quantitative, data

  • Academic Support Services/ Virtual Environments/ Disciplinary Content/Mathematics & Statistics
  • Business/ Economics/ Mathematical and Quantitative
  • Education/ TeacherEd/ Teaching Methods/ Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Sciences and Technology/ Kinesiology/ Measurement and Evaluation
  • Sciences and Technology/ Kinesiology/ Research Methods
  • Social Sciences/ Psychology/ Statistics and Research Methods
  • Academic Support Services/ ICT Literacy
  • Academic Support Services/Library and Information Services 

https://www.merlot.org/merlot/Statistics.htm 

 LIBGUIDES:

 

ARTICLES:

 

LEARNING ACTIVITIES IDEA STARTERS:
  • Ask students to survey classmates about a topic of interest, and apply statistics to analyze data. 
  • Ask students to create a timeline of statistical science. 
  • Ask students to research the statistical aspects of another discipline such as psychology. 
  • Ask students to show various ways to visually present statistics about a topic.
  •  Ask students to research how international organizations such as UNESCO or NATO use statistics. 
  • Ask students to research how statistics impacts police work. 
  • Ask students to research how statistics is used in geopolitics such as climate change. 
  • Ask students to research intellectual property law (both copyright and patents/trademarks) as it applies to statistics. Ask students to interview personnel in different jobs that use statistics. 
  • Ask students to research the same statistical topic in two database aggregators (e.g., ABI/INFORM, Art Full Text), and compare the process and results. 
  • Ask students to analyze the impact of statistics on business (e.g., accounting, marketing, manufacturing, human resources). 
  • Ask students to research how data privacy and data security impact data collection and statistical analysis. 
  • Ask students to research the impact of technology on statistics. 
  • Ask students to research how sports uses statistics (e.g., Moneyball). 
  • Ask students to research the impact of statistics on technology. 
  • Ask students to create a statistics-based infographic. 
  • Ask students to create a graphic novel about a problem solved using statistics. 
  • Ask students to locate examples of misleading use of statistics. 
  • Ask students to create a flowchart showing how governments collect, analyze, present and act on data. 
  • Ask students to analyze statistics found in sports and other sections of newspapers.