ERIC Number: ED441812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Web-Based Statistical Readings for an Introductory Statistics Course.
Wisenbaker, Joseph M.; Douzenis, Cordelia
A collection of readings was developed to illustrate common statistical concepts through "real life" educational research situations. The collection, which was intended to focus on materials related to educational settings in Georgia, was prepared for college students in introductory statistics courses. The collection was developed through literature reviews and the examination of databases of research. Thirty-four graduate students in education took part in the evaluation of the readings list. There was considerable variation among the students in their perceptions of each of the nine readings as well as a lot of variation across them. Only one reading seemed to be evaluated poorly uniformly. This reading was probably the most like what one would find in a refereed journal. No one reading appeared likely to increase all students' interest in learning statistics. It is recommended that instructors avoid the temptation to use articles out of professional journals, and find instructional materials seen as relevant to teachers' day-to-day lives. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; 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 Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).