Discussion Papers, Interdisciplinary Research Project 373: Quantification and Simulation of Economic Processes 1999,24
Statistics is considered to be a difficult science since it requires a variety of skills including handling of quantitative data, graphical insights as well as mathematical ability. Yet ever increasing special knowledge of statistics is demanded since data of increasing complexity and size need to be understood and analyzed. Although this changing demand on educated statisticians is visible, our methods of teaching statistics follow essentially the ideas developed by our grandfathers in the fifties. An attractive and powerful new way of incorporating today's and future demands is via tools based on an intra- or the internet. In this article we suggest a set of criteria for effective web based teaching and propose the first net based approach to meet these criteria.