2018 年 38 巻 2 号 p. 141-152
The American Statistical Association released a “Statement on Statistical Significance and P-Values.” There has been extensive global discussion on p-values since their use was introduced. It is necessary to eliminate or reduce significance chasing, and misin-terpretation and misuse of p-values while incorporating their proper use. This article discusses the possible causes of such problems by examining statistics education at schools of medicine, dentistry and pharmaceutical sciences in Japanese universities. In the first part of the article, we discuss the implications of the model core curricu-lum for each educational field and the reference standards of educational policy in statistics, and in the second part, we discuss the implications of the survey results for introductory statistics courses at schools of medicine, dentistry, and pharmaceutical sciences. The surveys collected relevant data from online syllabi of statistics courses along with researchers’ information published on university websites. The survey items introduced in this article include the course names, textbooks, doctoral subject and employment status of each lecturer, and course contents.