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A Need for Numbers? Quantitative understanding among humanities and social science undergraduates

Held jointly with the Royal Statistical Society’s getstats campaign on 21 September 2011, this forum brought together representatives from universities, exam boards, funding bodies, subject associations and interested stakeholders to discuss levels of quantitative understanding for humanities and social science students.

Held jointly with the Royal Statistical Society’s getstats campaign on 21 September 2011, this forum brought together representatives from universities, exam boards, funding bodies, subject associations and interested stakeholders to discuss levels of quantitative understanding for humanities and social science students.

Chaired by David Walker, Director of getstats, the forum addressed:
• Mathematics and statistics in the changing post-16 curriculum landscape
• Quantitative approaches in the humanities and social sciences
• The role of regulators and examination bodies
• Pressures and opportunities from changes in the financing of higher education.


List of participants

Thomas Baguley, Nottingham Trent University

Mike Batty, University College London

Allan Brimicombe, University of East London

Gill Buque, AQA

Jackie Carter, University of Manchester

Sin Yi Cheung, Cardiff University

Angela Dale, University of Manchester

Nick Ellison, University of Leeds

Roderick Floud, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of London

Martin Frost, Birkbeck

Rich Harris, University of Bristol

John Holmwood, University of Nottingham

Patricia Hudson, University of Wales

Victoria Hunter, OCR

Vinay Kathotia, Nuffield Foundation

Huw Kyffin, Consultant and Researcher

John MacInnes, University of Edinburgh/ERSC

Jayne Mitchell, Quality Assurance Agency

Jeremy Neathey, ESRC

James Nicholson, University of Durham

Iain Palôt, Geographical Association

Roger Porkess, Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education

John Rae, Roehampton University

David Rhind, Nuffield Foundation

Clive Riches, Economics, Business and Enterprise Association

Jackie Rogers, AQA

Andrew Rutherford, University of Keele

Eric Schneider, University of Oxford

Luke Sloan, Cardiff University

Catherine Souch, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

Richard Smith, University of Cambridge

Charlie Stripp, Mathematics in Education and Industry

Patrick Sturgis, University of Southampton

Rebecca Taylor, Nottingham Business School

Rachel Tyrrell, ESRC

Jennifer van Heerde-Hudson, University College London

Nigel Vincent, British Academy

David Walker, getstats

Sharon Witherspoon, Nuffield Foundation

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