We consider three examples from our own teaching in which much was learned by critically examining examples from books. Even influential and well-regarded books can have examples where more can be learned with a small amount of additional effort.
Looking at debit and credit card fraud P87-91 Roger Porkess and Stephen Mason
This article, written jointly by a mathematician and a barrister, looks at some of the statistical issues raised by court cases based on fraud involving chip and PIN cards. It provides examples and insights that statistics teachers should find helpful.
Business statistics at the top 50 US business programmes P92-98 Heather N. Haskin and Timothy C. Krehbiel
We surveyed fifty leading undergraduate business schools concerning their statistics requirements. We report on many aspects including credit-hours required, topics covered, computer integration, faculty background, teaching pedagogy, textbooks, and recent and proposed changes.
Decoding codewords: statistical analysis of a newspaper puzzle P99-103 Susan Meacock and Geoff Meacock
This article presents various statistical analyses of a type of word puzzle common in English newspapers.
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