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Statistics education,  a crucial component of the undergraduate psychology curriculum, is one of the most challenging topics for students to learn and for faculty to teach.  For the Love of Teaching Undergraduate Statistics is designed to provide readers with advice, best practices, and fun ideas for teaching an introductory statistics course to undergraduate psychology students. Each chapter is informed by the 2014 American Psychological Association Statistical Literacy Task Force guidelines as well as the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) from the American Statistical Association. Chapters are organized into five sections:  course design, semester-long course projects, learning and engagement activities, teaching advanced topics, and utilizing open access statistical software. It concludes with a compendium of additional resources, organized by chapter topics.    ISBN: 978-1-941804-57-5

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Hartnett, J. (2020). Show your students that statistics are everywhere. In A. Beyer & A. Peters (Eds.). For the love of teaching undergraduate statistics. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site:

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