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Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Publication details for Prof Jim Ridgway

Ridgway, J., Nicholson, J. & McCusker, S. (2007). Teaching Statistics - Despite its Applications. Teaching Statistics 29(2): 44-48.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Evidence-based policy requires sophisticated modelling and reasoning about complex social data. The current UK statistics curricula do not equip tomorrow's citizens to understand such reasoning. We advocate radical curriculum reform, designed to require students to reason from complex data.