ERIC Number: ED047984
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Updating Instruction in Statistics.
Finn, Jeremy D.
This paper discusses objectives associated with the training of education students in statistical techniques. A historical study shows misconceptions in the areas of evaluation and measurement. Further, the typical preparation in quantitative methodology provides insufficient experience with analysis of problems and development of hypotheses. Objectives presented included identification of researchable problems, development of hypotheses, selection and application of quantitative techniques, and interpretation of the results. It is proposed that the instructional program should be viewed not as courses in statistics, but as a sequence of experiences in evaluation. Some suggestions are made regarding sources of textual materials. This paper was presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, Februrary, 1971. [Not available in hardcopy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (RS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Feb. 4-7, 1971, New York City, N.Y.)