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ERIC Number: ED180845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 9
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Student's Choice--Self-Pacing And/Or the Lecture Method for Introductory Statistics.
Christensen, Howard B.
In the early 1970's, a major modification of the introductory service course in statistics at Brigham Young University was implemented, first on an experimental basis and then in all sections by 1974-75. The basic components of the course that distinguish it are: a self-pacing text prepared under the guidance of educational research specialists; a choice of self-pacing or standard lecture format for students; testing outside the classroom in the University's Testing Center with immediate test feedback and opportunity for test rechallenges; access to graduate student help on tests and homework in a test feedback and homework center; and optional, extra-credit work on the computer, computer projects, and outside readings. Unsolicited student comment has been very favorable toward the course. In addition, responses from a series of questionnaires administered to students taking the course indicate that objectives were being met. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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