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Bolema: Boletim de Educação Matemática

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ARA, Anderson  and  LOUZADA, Francisco. Describing some of the dimensions that comprise the profile of the faculty staff of Statistics Departments in Brazil. Bolema [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.42a, pp. 23-38. ISSN 0103-636X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-636X2012000100003.

Statistics is a required course in virtually all undergraduate programs in Brazilian universities. In addition, undergraduate programs in Statistics are offered in many public universities. However, despite the importance of this science, there are no systematic studies in the national literature regarding the characterization of the faculty staff, which is responsible for the teaching of statistics in the country. In this context, this paper presents a description of the faculty members of undergraduate courses in Statistics. This description was based on a descriptive sample, related to aspects of their education and scientific production. A prediction of future demand for PhDs in Statistics to fill the vacancies is also provided based on the retirement of faculty members in undergraduate courses in Statistics in the country.

Keywords : Profile of the faculty staff; undergraduate courses in Statistics; Demand for PhDs in Statistics.

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