Recommended: Teaching precursors to data science in introductory and second courses in statistics

This paper talks about how to get students to think about large databases in an introductory class that normally uses “toy” problems with a few dozen rows of data.

Horton NJ, Baumer BS, Wickham H. Teaching precursors to data science in introductory and second courses in statistics. Available at https://arxiv.org/abs/1401.3269.