An empirical study on the perception of probability and statistics: With focus on S/W and H/W majors

소프트웨어와 하드웨어 전공자들의 확률 및 통계 교과목 인식에 관한 실증적 고찰

  • Lee, Seung-Woo (Department of Electronic Engineering, Seokyeong University)
  • 이승우 (서경대학교 전자공학과)
  • Received : 2011.05.19
  • Accepted : 2011.06.20
  • Published : 2011.08.01

Abstract

This study aims at improving teaching and learning abilities on the courses of probability/statistics in the fields of the S/W and H/W. In order to do this, this paper firstly conducts a survey which measures the perception of the surveyees' necessity of the related courses, and includes the contents that the related courses should cover. Secondly, this paper analyzes the educational effect on the achievement by studying Pattern Recognition, a major course of S/W and H/W, with combining probability/statistics or data analysis. Lastly, this paper suggests the promising pedagogical method for educating probability/statistics by using a survey and the case studies. In this way, this paper shows the necessity of probability/statistics for acquiring a new technology and the flexible approach of various subjects.

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