## Comment Some Hopefully Useful Thoughts (Score 2) 90

Just a few thoughts:

There is a real advantage to back in the day: parametric statistics needs calculus but a lot of modern statistics

are more simulation-based so that could be stressed. Easier to understand (or at least less difficult) and usually

more accurate. Parametric statistics can wait.

Some appropriate subset of "How to Lie with Statistics" might be apropos early on and throughout the time spent.

It's practical information in life, gives a deeper understanding and is relatively fun. Care needs to be taken that this

isn't taken as "All Statistics Lie".

Consider bringing in language teachers for help. The words in statistics often have a subtle (or huge) difference

from common usage and they may be able to help with that. I had a mathematics background when I started statistics

and wasted a lot of time in early days because "variable" meant something different than what I was used to.