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Bebermeier, Sarah; Hagemann, Anne – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
We describe how students can be encouraged to actively review course contents on inferential statistics by creating application-oriented exercises and sample solutions on the basis of concrete and realistic research articles and their data. For evaluation purposes, we use students' reactions to the activity and investigate its effects on the final…
Descriptors: Statistics, Course Content, Statistical Inference, Learning Activities
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Peters, Susan A.; Gross, Michelle; Stokes-Levine, Amy – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
Statistics standards found in the Common Core (CCSSI 2010) and other state standards require considerable instructional time and focus for students to develop the depth and breadth of understanding necessary. In this article, the authors offer an approach to teaching a statistics unit that combines student choice with authentic and sustained…
Descriptors: Statistics, Active Learning, Student Projects, Student Interests
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White, David – PRIMUS, 2019
In an increasingly data-driven world, facility with statistics is more important than ever for our students. At institutions without a statistician, it often falls to the mathematics faculty to teach statistics courses. This paper presents a model that a mathematician asked to teach statistics can follow. This model entails connecting with faculty…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Student Projects, Teaching Methods
Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, 2019
The "Statistics report on TEQSA-registered higher education providers 2019" (the Statistics Report) is the sixth release of selected higher education sector data held by the Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) for its quality assurance activities. It provides a snapshot and time series of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, College Faculty, Educational Finance
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berg, jenn; Buell, Catherine A.; Day, Danette; Evans, Rhonda – PRIMUS, 2019
As an interdisciplinary team, we set out to create an applied statistics course that would cover the traditional introductory statistics topics in a consistent framework of social justice. The goal was to motivate students to understand and learn math while deepening their understanding of the interplay, at local and global levels, between social…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Social Justice, Interdisciplinary Approach, College Mathematics
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Ross, John; Shelton, Therese – PRIMUS, 2019
We present several modules that address social justice issues in an introductory statistics course. The activities consider possible disparities of housing location, language spoken at home, and job sector as they relate to, respectively, access to healthy foods, air pollution via proximity to traffic, and health concerns via proximity to fracking…
Descriptors: Statistics, Social Justice, Fuels, Introductory Courses
Sharma, Sashi – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2019
It is acknowledged that there are connections between language use and mathematics in mathematics education, and the potential challenges this issue can pose have been investigated by researchers. Yet how the challenges can be overcome in statistics classrooms, where language is even more important as a medium of instruction, has received very…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Language Skills, Barriers
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Molina, Julian – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2019
This article describes how statistics are scrutinised as evidence. It focuses on the uses of a labour market statistic during House of Commons select committee evidence sessions. The statistic in question was '55.5% of economically active black men, aged 16-24, are unemployed'. The article describes how this individual piece of evidence was…
Descriptors: Statistical Data, Data Use, Labor Market, Unemployment
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Laugerman, Marcia R.; Saunders, Kevin P. – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2019
While statistics is an essential topic for business students, many students experience barriers to successful learning due to anxiety, motivation, or difficulty with quantitative understanding. This research examines the use of online videos with an effort to explore the relationship between student characteristics, video usage, and course…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Instructional Films, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction
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Cai, Qijie; Chen, Bodong; Wu, Han; Trussell, Glenn – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
In this study, we applied the regulatory focus theory to design a feedback intervention to promote learning in an introductory statistics course at a Midwestern public university in the USA. In total, 67 students were randomly assigned to receive feedback that either fitted or not fitted their regulatory focus. Through the analysis of covariance,…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Feedback (Response), Performance Factors, Student Improvement
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Ingalls, Victoria – Journal of Educators Online, 2019
Statistics for teacher evaluations in seated and online classes show a glaring difference in both quantitative and qualitative scores. The generalized analysis of the quantitative and qualitative elements of the same course, instructor, assignment as grouped by learning environment provide an opportunity to inform future practice. In this…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Conventional Instruction
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Hilliam, Rachel; Goldrei, Derek – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2019
There is an increasing focus within Higher Education on the wider student experience. Student engagement and a well-developed community are associated with greater levels of retention, student satisfaction and success. Whilst creating opportunities for students to engage with each other and staff may be easier in a face-to-face environment, the…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication
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Setambah, Mohd Afifi Bahurudin; Tajudin, Nor'ain Mohd; Yaakob, Mohd Faiz Mohd; Saad, Muhamad Ikhwan Mat – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
Malaysia Ministry of Education has put critical thinking skills elements into one of the six aspirations that pupils need to achieve. This was a turning point that teaching methods should be transformed. Therefore, innovation of teaching methods needs to be done. One of the strategies suggested is adventure-based learning (ABL). The main objective…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Statistics, Critical Thinking, Foreign Countries
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Bhowmik, Jahar; Meyer, Denny; Phillips, Brian – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Blended learning refers to a method of teaching and learning in which some form of online learning is used in addition to the traditional on-campus/face-to-face learning experience in an integrated manner. Postgraduate Applied Statistics programs at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia adopted the blended learning paradigm almost a decade…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Huang, Xiaoxia; Mayer, Richard E. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This study investigated the effectiveness of adding four self-efficacy features to an online statistics lesson, based on Bandura's four sources of self-efficacy information. In a randomized between-subjects experiment, participants learned statistical rules in an example-based online environment with four self-efficacy features added (treatment…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Online Courses, Statistics, Teaching Methods
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