Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 July 2017

384 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198785699

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (06)

Teaching Statistics

A Bag of Tricks

Second Edition

Andrew Gelman and Deborah Nolan

  • Resource for classroom demonstrations and student activities
  • Teaching tips on how to design your own activities and increase class participation
  • Guidelines and templates for organizing projects
  • New chapters on graphics, statistics communication, statistics diaries, and data science
  • Takes a positive spin on the field of statistics for students

New to this Edition:

  • Contains new chapters on teaching graphics, statistical communication, and data science, as well as chapters on teaching statistics to social scientists and using statistics diaries in a course.
  • New activities in the data collection chapter; including a sampling project that involves digital photos and an alternative taste-testing experiment.
  • New section on large lecture classes that includes experiences with document cameras, clickers, online forums, near-peers, and reproducible documents.
  • Revised and expanded section on managing projects and added templates for forming teams, work logs, poster guidelines, rubrics for evaluating projects, and forms to provide feedback.
  • New first-week-of-class activity, alongside a new project description for analyzing a complex survey.

Also of Interest