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ERIC Number: EJ813130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1842-4562
Ten Tips for Promoting Autonomous Learning and Effective Engagement in the Teaching of Statistics to Undergraduate Medical Students Involved in Short-Term Research Projects
MacDougall, Margaret
Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, v3 n3 p223-240 Fall 2008
This article seeks to present some of the key challenges in facilitating autonomous learning and effective engagement in the teaching of statistics to undergraduate medical students involved in short-term research projects. With a view to addressing these challenges, recommendations for good practice are presented in the form of ten tips for teachers of medical statistics. The ten tips are justified by appeal to the more general educational literature on self-directed learning and engagement. Practical suggestions for the implementation of these tips are provided on the basis of the author's own experience of teaching statistics to medical students who have embarked on 14-week clinical research projects within the 4th year of their undergraduate curriculum. (Contains 1 figure and 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom