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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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Udacity And San Jose State See Improvement In Their Online Education Experiment

Technology : TechCrunch (2 years ago)

Experimentation is a roller coaster. San Jose State University suspended its controversial experiment in online courses last spring after disappointing results. But the university and its platform partner, Udacity, bounced back on t... 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

Sharp rise in experimental animal research in US

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (8 hours ago)

The use of animals in experimental research has soared at leading US laboratories in recent years, finds new research. This is despite growing public opposition to animal experimentation, mounting evidence that animal studies often ... Read Post


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