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10 May 2023

Meeting: Use of Software in Teaching Statistics

We are happy to announce our meeting on the use of software in teaching statistics!

Date & time: Wednesday, May 10th, 13:30-17:00

Location: Utrecht, SURF (Hoog Catharijne)

Teaching statistics using SPSS was common practice at nearly all universities until a few years ago. This is changing rapidly and results in choices being made for different software packages, each with its own pros and cons. This afternoon different choices will be explained by a selection of speakers from different universities and there will be plenty of time for discussion.


13.30-14.00 Welcome with coffee

14.00-14.05 Introduction, Saskia Burgers, Wageningen University & Research

14.05-14.30 “Switching service: the how, what, and why of switching statistical software in teaching”, Hemmo Smit, Leiden University

14.30-14.50 “Going open source”, Marloes Onrust, Erasmus University Rotterdam

14.50-15.15 Discussion

15.15-15.45 Coffee break

15.45-16.05 “How Twente teaches R to social science students”, Stephanie van den Berg and Lyset Rekers-Mombarg, University of Twente

16.05-16.30 Discussion

16.30-17.30 Drinks