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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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Rossman, Allan; Kotz, Brian – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
Brian Kotz is Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Montgomery College. He is a former member of the American Statistical Association/American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (ASA)/(AMATYC) Joint Committee and the current chair of the AMATYC Data Science Subcommittee. This interview took place via email on November 23,…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Statistics, Data, Teaching Experience
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Fawcett, Lee – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
In this article we discuss our attempt to incorporate research-informed learning and teaching activities into a final year undergraduate Statistics course. We make use of the Shiny web-based application framework for R to develop "Shiny apps" designed to help facilitate student interaction with methods from recently published papers in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction
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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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Beemer, Joshua; Spoon, Kelly; Fan, Juanjuan; Stronach, Jeanne; Frazee, James P.; Bohonak, Andrew J.; Levine, Richard A. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
Estimating the efficacy of different instructional modalities, techniques, and interventions is challenging because teaching style covaries with instructor, and the typical student only takes a course once. We introduce the individualized treatment effect (ITE) from analyses of personalized medicine as a means to quantify individual student…
Descriptors: Learning Modalities, Academic Achievement, Intervention, Educational Research
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Berenson, Mark L.; Koppel, Nicole B.; Lord, Richard A.; Chapdelaine, Laura L. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2018
Typically, the core-required undergraduate business statistics course covers a broad spectrum of topics with applications pertaining to all functional areas of business. The recently updated American Statistical Association's GAISE (Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education) College Report once again stresses the…
Descriptors: Statistics, Investment, Introductory Courses, Business Administration Education
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Edwards, Thomas G.; Özgün-Koca, Asli; Barr, John – Journal of Statistics Education, 2017
Boxplots are statistical representations for organizing and displaying data that are relatively easy to create with a five-number summary. However, boxplots are not as easy to understand, interpret, or connect with other statistical representations of the same data. We worked at two different schools with 259 middle school students who constructed…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics
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Odom, Arthur Louis; Bell, Clare Valerie – Journal of Statistics Education, 2017
This article offers a description of how empirical experiences through the use of procedural knowledge can serve as the stage for the development of hypothetical concepts using the learning cycle, an inquiry teaching and learning method with a long history in science education. The learning cycle brings a unique epistemology by way of using…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Skill Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jonsdottir, Anna Helga; Bjornsdottir, Audbjorg; Stefansson, Gunnar – Journal of Statistics Education, 2017
A repeated crossover experiment comparing learning among students handing in pen-and-paper homework (PPH) with students handing in web-based homework (WBH) has been conducted. The system used in the experiments, the tutor-web, has been used to deliver homework problems to thousands of students in mathematics and statistics over several years.…
Descriptors: Homework, Web Based Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis
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Mocko, Megan; Lesser, Lawrence M.; Wagler, Amy E.; Francis, Wendy S. – Journal of Statistics Education, 2017
Mnemonics (memory aids) are often viewed as useful in helping students recall information, and thereby possibly reducing stress and freeing up more cognitive resources for higher-order thinking. However, there has been little research on statistics mnemonics, especially for large classes. This article reports on the results of a study conducted…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Mnemonics, Statistics, College Students
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Rossman, Allan; Pearl, Dennis – Journal of Statistics Education, 2017
Dennis Pearl is Professor of Statistics at Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE). He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. This interview took place via email on November 18-29, 2016, and provides Dennis Pearl's background story, which describes…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Interviews
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Khachatryan, Davit; Karst, Nathaniel – Journal of Statistics Education, 2017
With the ease and automation of data collection and plummeting storage costs, organizations are faced with massive amounts of data that present two pressing challenges: technical analysis of the data themselves and communication of the analytics process and its products. Although a plethora of academic and practitioner literature have focused on…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Statistics, Business Schools, College Students
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Whitaker, Douglas; Jacobbe, Tim – Journal of Statistics Education, 2017
Bar graphs and histograms are core statistical tools that are widely used in statistical practice and commonly taught in classrooms. Despite their importance and the instructional time devoted to them, many students demonstrate misunderstandings when asked to read and interpret bar graphs and histograms. Much of the research that has been…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Graphs, Knowledge Level, Statistics
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Fawcett, Lee – Journal of Statistics Education, 2017
The CASE project (Case-based Approaches to Statistics Education; see www.mas.ncl.ac.uk/~nlf8/innovation) was established to investigate how the use of real-life, discipline-specific case study material in Statistics service courses could improve student engagement, motivation, and confidence. Ultimately, the project aims to promote deep learning…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Statistics, Case Studies, Statistical Analysis
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Stander, Julian; Dalla Valle, Luciana – Journal of Statistics Education, 2017
We discuss the learning goals, content, and delivery of a University of Plymouth intensive module delivered over four weeks entitled MATH1608PP Understanding Big Data from Social Networks, aimed at introducing students to a broad range of techniques used in modern Data Science. This module made use of R, accessed through RStudio, and some popular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, College Mathematics, Statistics
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