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van Es, Cindy; Weaver, Michelle M. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
The Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics or SATS was administered for three consecutive years to students in an Introductory Statistics course at Cornell University. Questions requesting demographic information and expected final course grade were added. Responses were analyzed to investigate possible differences between sexes and racial/ethnic…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Grades (Scholastic), Hispanic American Students
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Backman, Matthew D.; Delmas, Robert C.; Garfield, Joan – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2017
Cognitive transfer is the ability to apply learned skills and knowledge to new applications and contexts. This investigation evaluates cognitive transfer outcomes for a tertiary-level introductory statistics course using the CATALST curriculum, which exclusively used simulation-based methods to develop foundations of statistical inference. A…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Simulation
Murphy, Marylou – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Statistical literacy is important to students in this world of technological advancement, helping to adequately prepare students for a broad range of data-intensive careers as well as statistical thinking for everyday life. Constructivist theory supports student learning through knowledge transfer with practical applications. Therefore, faculty…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Correlation, Introductory Courses
Feinman, Yalena – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The credibility of unsupervised exams, one of the biggest challenges of e-learning, is currently maintained by proctoring. However, little has been done to determine whether expensive and inconvenient proctoring is necessary. The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine whether the use of security mechanisms, based on the taxonomy of…
Descriptors: Supervision, Introductory Courses, Statistics, Community Colleges
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Wathen, Samuel; Rhew, Nicholas D. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
A primary goal of introductory statistics courses is to develop a student's ability to think statistically. To motivate students to this end, the literature suggests that statistics courses use exercises that are relevant and familiar to students. Work in educational psychology highlights the importance of connecting new concepts to pre-existing…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Data Use, Introductory Courses, Statistics
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Magalhães, Marcos Nascimento; Magalhães, Maria Cecilia Camargo – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2014
In this paper, we report on the impact of four activities and two interviews on the organization of an introductory statistics course attended by future mathematics teachers at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The activities were designed to enhance students' learning and collaborative knowledge construction, based on Vygotsky's…
Descriptors: Statistics, Introductory Courses, Interviews, Course Organization
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Justice, Nicola; Zieffler, Andrew; Garfield, Joan – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2017
Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) are responsible for the instruction of many statistics courses offered at the university level, yet little is known about these students' preparation for teaching, their beliefs about how introductory statistics should be taught, or the pedagogical practices of the courses they teach. An online survey to examine…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Statistics, Teaching Methods
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Ekol, George – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2015
This paper analyses introductory statistics students' verbal and gestural expressions as they interacted with a dynamic sketch (DS) designed using "Sketchpad" software. The DS involved numeric data points built on the number line whose values changed as the points were dragged along the number line. The study is framed on aggregate…
Descriptors: Statistics, Introductory Courses, Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication
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Paul, Warren; Cunnington, R. Clare – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2017
We used the Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics to (1) evaluate using presemester data the Students' Attitudes Toward Statistics Model (SATS-M), and (2) test the effect on attitudes of an introductory statistics course redesigned according to the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) by examining the change in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Statistics
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Zimmerman, Whitney Alicia; Kang, Hyun Bin; Kim, Kyung; Gao, Mengzhao; Johnson, Glenn; Clariana, Roy; Zhang, Fan – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
Over two semesters short essay prompts were developed for use with the Graphical Interface for Knowledge Structure (GIKS), an automated essay scoring system. Participants were students in an undergraduate-level online introductory statistics course. The GIKS compares students' writing samples with an expert's to produce keyword occurrence and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Introductory Courses, Statistics, Computer Assisted Testing
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Johnson, Marina E.; Berenson, Mark L. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
AACSB has now mandated that analytics be integrated into the undergraduate business curriculum. Given that the subject of statistics provides the underpinnings of the developing discipline of business analytics, this article focuses on effective course delivery aimed at enhancing the learning of introductory business statistics in the modern world…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students, Statistics
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Zimmerman, Whitney Alicia; Austin, Stefanie R. – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2018
An abbreviated form of the Statistics Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS) was administered to online and face-to-face introductory statistics students. Subscale scores were used to predict final exam grades and successful course completion. In predicting final exam scores, self-concept, and worth of statistics were found to be statistically significant…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Mathematics Anxiety, Rating Scales, Statistics
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Cilli-Turner, Emily – PRIMUS, 2015
Recent studies have highlighted the positive effects on learning and retention rates that active learning brings to the classroom. A flipped classroom is a type of active learning where transmission of content occurs outside of the classroom environment and problem solving and learning activities become the focus of classroom time. This article…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Logue, Alexandra W.; Watanabe-Rose, Mari – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
This study used a randomized controlled trial to determine whether students, assessed by their community colleges as needing an elementary algebra (remedial) mathematics course, could instead succeed at least as well in a college-level, credit-bearing introductory statistics course with extra support (a weekly workshop). Researchers randomly…
Descriptors: Mainstreaming, Remedial Mathematics, Introductory Courses, Statistics
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Adair, Desmond; Jaeger, Martin; Price, Owen M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The use of a portfolio curriculum approach, when teaching a university introductory statistics and probability course to engineering students, is developed and evaluated. The portfolio curriculum approach, so called, as the students need to keep extensive records both as hard copies and digitally of reading materials, interactions with faculty,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Introductory Courses, Statistics, Probability
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