This is a session of Topic 5: Statistics education and the wider society Full topic list
(Tuesday 4th, 10:30-12:30)
Statistics education and the world of life and health sciences
Students in the life and health sciences often have difficulty understanding basic statistical concepts such as sampling distributions and tests of significance. Bayesian statisticians argue that understanding would improve if statistics was taught from a Bayesian perspective, as it provides a more natural way of thinking about statistical inference and can more appropriately link statistical inference and decision making. This group of talks will cover the experiences and research of the speakers on teaching Bayesian methods to students and professionals in the life and health sciences.