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ERIC Number: EJ1152529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1570-1824
Statistics Student Performance and Anxiety: Comparisons in Course Delivery and Student Characteristics
Hedges, Sarai
Statistics Education Research Journal, v16 n1 p320-336 May 2017
The statistics education community continues to explore the differences in performance outcomes and in student attitudes between online and face-to-face delivery methods of statistics courses. In this quasi-experimental study student persistence, exam, quiz, and homework scores were compared between delivery methods, class status, and programs of study for students enrolled in an undergraduate introductory statistics course. Student persistence and homework grades were significantly different for course delivery method. Anxiety levels, measured using the Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS), were compared between delivery methods, programs of study, and gender. One anxiety subscale--Test & Class Anxiety--was significantly different between delivery methods and genders. Implications and suggestions for further study are offered based on the study results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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