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ERIC Number: EJ1033664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1570-1824
Roles of Technology in Student Learning of University Level Biostatistics
Xu, Weili; Zhang, Yuchen; Su, Cheng; Cui, Zhuang; Qi, Xiuying
Statistics Education Research Journal, v13 n1 p66-76 May 2014
This study explored threshold concepts and areas of troublesome knowledge among students enrolled in a basic biostatistics course at the university level. The main area of troublesome knowledge among students was targeted by using technology to improve student learning. A total of 102 undergraduate students who responded to structured questionnaires were included in this study. The results suggest that threshold concepts regarding "statistics" and "random sample" need to be better understood. "Confidence interval" and "hypothesis testing" were the two most frequent troublesome areas among the participants. The pedagogical role of technology in teaching and learning statistics, and the mechanisms whereby technology may improve student learning were discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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