British Academy: “Society Counts”

British Academy published today report Society Counts: Quantitative Skills in the Social Sciences and Humanities (link to full text). A quote:

Statistical literacy for UK graduates

20. The British Academy has frequently emphasised the need for well-rounded graduates, equipped with core skills, if the UK is to retain its status in research and higher education.
21. These core skills start with quantitative methods. The skills standardly deployed, for example, in the natural sciences and engineering are no longer synonymous with or restricted to particular subjects; these skills are now relevant and necessary well beyond traditional science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM ) subjects. The changes required to develop these skills in graduates is relevant across the university curriculum. We must therefore seek to apply some of the methods and thinking

that are being used to bring about curriculum change through the STEM initiative.

(Link to full text of the Report)

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