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Veilleux, Jennifer C.; Chapman, Kate M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2017
Research methods and statistics are core courses in the undergraduate psychology major. To assess learning outcomes, it would be useful to have a measure that assesses research methods and statistical literacy beyond course grades. In two studies, we developed and provided initial validation results for a research methods and statistical knowledge…
Descriptors: Psychology, Item Response Theory, Computer Software, Research Methodology
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Zerr, Ryan J.; Bjerke, Elizabeth – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2016
Students in two different types of first-year experience seminar courses at a moderately sized public university were compared using a large variety of measures--both direct and indirect. One of these first-year experience types was a three-credit academic-themed course offered in sections with variable content; the other was a two-credit…
Descriptors: First Year Seminars, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, College Freshmen
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Guidry, Krisandra – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2013
This study seeks to examine whether the predictors of success for students in an online quantitative course are different than those for an online qualitative course. Data were collected from students taking online courses offered by an AACSB accredited College of Business at a medium sized state university (total student population 7,000) in…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Success, Online Courses
Farrell, Tina L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
High schools in the United States represent the stepping-off point to adulthood, the threshold for students to enter formal training in college, trade school, or the workforce. As our society faces increased demands for creative solutions, innovation, and a more technological workforce, the current high school model is simply antiquated. The Early…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, College Readiness, Statistical Analysis