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ERIC Number: EJ1026160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Increasing Confidence in a Statistics Course: Assessing Students' Beliefs and Using the Data to Design Curriculum with Students
Huchting, Karen
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v24 n4 p29-48 2013
Students were involved in the curriculum design of a statistics course. They completed a pre-assessment of their confidence and skills using quantitative methods and statistics. Scores were aggregated, and anonymous data were shown on the first night of class. Using these data, the course was designed, demonstrating evidence-based instructional decisions. A posttest at the end of the semester indicated that students significantly increased their confidence in using quantitative methods and statistics. These findings were confirmed for two different cohorts of students. The author reflects on the strengths and weaknesses of the assessment project to inform curricular decisions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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