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Stats + Stories: How to Teach an Intro to Stats Class

Mark Hansen is a professor of journalism where he also serves as the Director of the David and Helen-Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Introductory statistics classes have been taught for decades, and some students have viewed it as a source of punishment for past crimes. There are challenges about how we might do this differently. Today we're going to talk on this Stats and Short Stories episode about what should the narrative be in an introductory statistics class. We're delighted to be joined by Mark Hansen a professor of journalism at Columbia University and the director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute of Media Innovation. John Bailer chair of Miami University's department of statistics, is joined by Rosemary Pennington a professor in the department of media journalism and film and Richard Campbell former chair of media journalism and film. 

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.