Kevin, who is in the morning section of this class, blogged this week about significance and statistical significance. It’s definitely worth a read. For my part, I am only beginning to understand the structure of your major at Gettysburg, and I’m curious whether other students feel this way as well. This morning, in fact, I was following a twitter debate on the pedagogy of econometrics. Is it important to teach the math? Or intuition?
As for you guys: Do you wish you’d received instruction in statistical significance earlier in your major? Or do you think the examples you received in earlier classes were a necessary prerequisite for doing the work we’re doing in 350? Please comment here, on Kevin’s blog post, or by email. It would be much appreciated.