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ERIC Number: ED445103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 11
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The Effects of Repeated Cooperative Testing in an Introductory Statistics Course.
Giraud, Gerald; Enders, Craig
Cooperative testing seems a logical complement to cooperative learning, but it is counter to traditional testing procedures and is viewed by some as an opportunity for cheating and freeloading on the efforts of other test takers. This study examined the practice of cooperative testing in introductory statistics. Findings indicate that students had positive affect toward cooperative testing and also that they were not overly concerned with freeloading. Differences in self-reported study time between students who participated in cooperative testing and those who tested individually were not statistically significant. Students who participated in cooperative testing answered as many questions correctly on a non-cooperative final examination as did students in a traditionally tested course. While student performance, anxiety, and study time were not significantly affected by testing situation in this study, the study lends support to the use of cooperative testing in terms of student attitude. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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