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ERIC Number: EJ857935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
A Course on Experimental Design for Different University Specialties: Experiences and Changes over a Decade
Martinez Luaces, Victor; Velazquez, Blanca; Dee, Valerie
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v40 n5 p641-657 2009
We analyse the origin and development of an Experimental Design course which has been taught in several faculties of the Universidad de la Republica and other institutions in Uruguay, over a 10-year period. At the end of the course, students were assessed by carrying out individual work projects on real-life problems, which was innovative for universities in this country. A concrete example of one of these assessment projects is described. Students produced high-quality work, some of which formed the basis of future papers. In a feedback loop, the student projects were used in later courses as examples to illustrate the use of different techniques and to provide teaching material tailored to the needs of different university specialties. The course has gone through processes of transformation and continuous improvement, which are reflected in students' positive opinions of the course. A detailed analysis of these opinions and students' suggestions is presented. (Contains 16 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Uruguay