Falling in Love with Statistics Shaping Students’ Relationships with Data – Prof Lisa C. Dierker, Wesleyan University
Statistical data analysis is a cornerstone of the sciences and operates as a shared language across disparate fields, from neuroscience to astronomy. However, current curricula often result in disengaged and stressed students who struggle to connect the concepts of statistics to the real world. Professor Lisa Dierker and her team at Wesleyan University have developed a novel approach to teaching statistics and data analysis that empowers students from diverse educational backgrounds. Her program, Passion-Driven Statistics, offers a multidisciplinary project-based approach that is both supportive and engaging for students at all levels of statistical mastery and those coming from diverse educational backgrounds.