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An appeal to undergraduate wildlife programs: send scientists to learn statistics

Wildlife Society Bulletin

In My Opinion... section
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Abstract

Undergraduate wildlife students taking introductory statistics too often are poorly prepared and insufficiently motivated to learn statistics. We have also encountered too many wildlife professionals, even with graduate degrees, who exhibit an aversion to thinking statistically, either relying too heavily on statisticians or avoiding statistics altogether. We believe part of the reason for these problems is that wildlife majors are insufficiently grounded in the scientific method and analytical thinking before they take statistics. We suggest that a partial solution is to assure wildlife majors are trained in the scientific method at the very beginning of their academic careers.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
An appeal to undergraduate wildlife programs: send scientists to learn statistics
Series title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume
30
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
623-627
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
First page:
623
Last page:
627