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ERIC Number: EJ1065670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1570-1824
Evaluating Two Models of Collaborative Tests in an Online Introductory Statistics Course
Björnsdóttir, Auðbjörg; Garfield, Joan; Everson, Michelle
Statistics Education Research Journal, v14 n1 p36-59 May 2015
This study explored the use of two different types of collaborative tests in an online introductory statistics course. A study was designed and carried out to investigate three research questions: (1) What is the difference in students' learning between using consensus and non-consensus collaborative tests in the online environment?, (2) What is the effect of using consensus and non-consensus collaborative tests on students' attitudes towards statistics?, and (3) How does using a required consensus vs. a non-consensus approach on collaborative tests affect group discussions? Qualitative and quantitative methods were used for data analysis. While no significant difference was found between groups using the two collaborative testing formats, there was a noticeable increase in students' attitudes across both formats towards learning statistics. This supports prior research on the benefits of using collaborative tests in face-to-face courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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