ERIC Number: EJ1020717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Just Checking In: The Effect of an Office Hour Meeting and Learning Reflection in an Introductory Statistics Course
McGrath, April L.
Teaching of Psychology, v41 n1 p83-87 Jan 2014
Office hours provide time outside of class for students to consult with instructors about course material, progress, and evaluation. Yet office hours, at times, remain an untapped source of academic support. The current study examined whether office hour attendance in combination with a learning reflection would help students learn material in an introductory statistics course. Psychology students were randomly assigned to meet in person with the course instructor and complete a learning reflection form prior to a test. Students who completed these tasks prior to the second test in the course outperformed other students. Office hour attendance combined with reflection may be a useful way to improve students' understanding of statistics.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Statistics, Psychology, Majors (Students), College Faculty, Reflection, Teacher Student Relationship, Conferences (Gatherings), Tests, Performance, Learning, College Mathematics
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