Problem-based learning of statistical sampling concepts using fantasy sports team data

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Abstract

This paper explores a case of using data from a fantasy sports competition (the AFL Dream Team competition) to teach the core concepts in statistical sampling and the central limit theorem as they apply to problems of inference regarding the population mean.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTopics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics - OZCOTS 2008-2012
EditorsHelen MacGillivray, Michael A. Martin, Brian Phillips
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherSpringer
Pages397-403
Number of pages7
Volume81
ISBN (Print)9781493906024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics
PublisherSpringer
Volume81
ISSN (Print)2194-1009
ISSN (Electronic)2194-1017

Keywords

  • Fantasy sports
  • Problem-based learning
  • Statistical sampling

Cite this

Brooks, R., Booth, R., Wright, J., & Suntah, N. (2014). Problem-based learning of statistical sampling concepts using fantasy sports team data. In H. MacGillivray, M. A. Martin, & B. Phillips (Eds.), Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics - OZCOTS 2008-2012 (Vol. 81, pp. 397-403). (Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics; Vol. 81). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0603-1_22