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ERIC Number: EJ848325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-1898
Classroom Research: Assessment of Student Understanding of Sampling Distributions of Means and the Central Limit Theorem in Post-Calculus Probability and Statistics Classes
Lunsford, M. Leigh; Rowell, Ginger Holmes; Goodson-Espy, Tracy
Journal of Statistics Education, v14 n3 Nov 2006
We applied a classroom research model to investigate student understanding of sampling distributions of sample means and the Central Limit Theorem in post-calculus introductory probability and statistics courses. Using a quantitative assessment tool developed by previous researchers and a qualitative assessment tool developed by the authors, we embarked on data exploration of our students' responses on these assessments. We observed various trends regarding their understanding of the concepts including results that were consistent with research completed previously (by other authors) for algebra-based introductory level statistics students. We also used the information obtained from our data exploration and our experiences in the classroom to examine and conjecture about possible reasons for our results. (Contains 4 figures and 15 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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