ERIC Number: ED401288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Tips, Tropes, and Trivia: Ideas for Teaching Educational Research.
Stallings, William M.; And Others
The collective experience of more than 50 years has led to the development of approaches that have enhanced student comprehension in the teaching of educational research methods, statistics, and measurement. Tips for teachers include using illustrative problems with one-digit numbers, using common situations and everyday objects to illustrate statistical concepts and techniques, and using such "low-tech" aids as transparencies to project complex illustrations. Verbal images or figures of speech (tropes) are useful in expressing statistical concepts. Sometimes a historical note will make a point more vividly than a current allusion, as a discussion of an early controlled experiment illustrates. Teachers should use their creative imaginations to find ways to help students understand statistical concepts. (Contains 16 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-12, 1996).