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ERIC Number: EJ843859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1570-1824
Methods of Learning in Statistical Education: A Randomized Trial of Public Health Graduate Students
Enders, Felicity Boyd; Diener-West, Marie
Statistics Education Research Journal, v5 n1 p5-19 May 2006
A randomized trial of 265 consenting students was conducted within an introductory biostatistics course: 69 received eight small group cooperative learning sessions; 97 accessed internet learning sessions; 96 received no intervention. Effect on examination score (95% CI) was assessed by intent-to-treat analysis and by incorporating reported participation. No difference was found by intent-to-treat analysis. After incorporating reported participation, adjusted average improvement was 1.7 points (-1.8, 5.2) per cooperative session and 2.1 points (-1.4, 5.5) per internet session after one examination. After four examinations, adjusted average improvement for four study sessions was 5.3 points (0.4, 10.3) per examination for cooperative learning and 8.1 points (3.0, 13.2) for internet learning. Consistent participation in active learning may improve understanding beyond the traditional classroom. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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