Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
This dissertation is a composite of research preformed in the fields of statistics education and statistical graphics. The three body chapters stand as the pillars of this work; tied together by the common theme of overcoming challenges and grasping opportunities that are posed by emerging technologies and prodigious data sources. In Chapter 1 a review of the literature is conducted to lay the foundation upon which the work of the main body chapters is built. Chapter 2 is an educational experiment comparing the learning outcomes from simulation-based and traditional statistical inference curricula. Chapter 3 studies the development of a shiny application to connect students to large data. Chapter 4 contributes to research on binned scatterplots as a graphical tool for visualizing large data. Each body chapter in this dissertation is intended be submitted for publication individually; therefore, more detailed abstracts may be found at the beginning of each chapter.
Karsten Tait Maurer
Maurer, Karsten Tait, "Applications of technology and large data in statistics education and statistical graphics" (2015). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 14639.