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ERIC Number: EJ1095415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
The Effects of Pre-Lecture Quizzes on Test Anxiety and Performance in a Statistics Course
Brown, Michael J.; Tallon, Jennifer
Education, v135 n3 p346-350 Spr 2015
The purpose of our study was to examine the effects of pre-lecture quizzes in a statistics course. Students (N = 70) from 2 sections of an introductory statistics course served as participants in this study. One section completed pre-lecture quizzes whereas the other section did not. Completing pre-lecture quizzes was associated with improved exam and overall course performance. Students who completed pre-lecture quizzes also felt better prepared for, and less anxious about, exams and believed that pre-lecture quizzes helped them keep up with the course readings. Furthermore, students who completed pre-lecture quizzes rated them favorably and recommended that instructors use them in their courses. Completing pre-lecture quizzes was not associated with the number of hours students reported studying for exams or their attendance.
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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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