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Experimenting on your intro stat course, as a way of teaching experimentation in your intro stat course (and also to improve the course itself)

While visiting the education school at the University of Pennsylvania a couple months ago, I had a long conversation with Bob Boruch, a prominent researcher in the field of evidence-based education. We shared Fred Mosteller stories and talked about a lot of other things too. Boruch sent me an article about teaching randomized controlled trials [...]
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Temporary ecology/organismal biology position at UMM

Academics : Pharyngula (15 hours ago)

We’re hiring! If you have skill in teaching, and want to hone those skills at a school with a reputation for excellence in teaching, apply! Full-Time One-Year Position in Biology University of Minnesota, Morris The University of Min... Read Post

Teaching Doctors in the New Millennium: Penn's Perelman School of Medicine Opens New Home for Medical Education

Health : Newswise Medical News (15 hours ago)

With the opening of the Henry A. Jordan M'62 Medical Education Center, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has expanded its urban campus with an innovative new facility that's redefining medical educati... Read Post

Learning from failure

Academics / Mathematics : Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science (3 years ago)

I was talking with education researcher Bob Boruch about my frustrations in teaching, the idea that as statisticians we tell people to do formal experimentation but in our own teaching practice we typically just try different things... Read Post


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