ERIC Number: EJ1083435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Statistical Variability with Equivalence-Based Instruction
Albright, Leif; Reeve, Kenneth F.; Reeve, Sharon A.; Kisamore, April N.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v48 n4 p883-894 Dec 2015
In the present study, equivalence-based instruction was used to teach 2 4-member classes representing high and low statistical variability to 10 college students. Computerized equivalence-based instruction with multiple-exemplar training was used to teach the classes. A pretest-training-posttest design evaluated performances on both computer-based tests and written multiple-choice tests. Scores improved from pretest to posttest on both the computerized and the multiple-choice tests for all students following equivalence-based instruction. Class-consistent selections also generalized from training to novel stimuli and to a novel context (i.e., written test). Finally, class-consistent performances maintained 1 week after equivalence-based instruction was completed. The study demonstrated that equivalence-based instruction can be used to teach labeling of statistical variability and that a selection-based teaching protocol administered on a computer can promote the emergence of responses to a written selection-based testing protocol.
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts, Computer Assisted Instruction, Pretests Posttests, Multiple Choice Tests, Mathematics Tests, College Students
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