10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
This paper is from Session 8D: New Methods in the Age of Big Data
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which comes under Topic 8: New approaches to research in statistics education

Paper 8D3 (Thursday 12th, 16:00-17:30)

Comparison of testing and evaluation methods for new resources in statistical education




New resources for use in statistical education are developed each year. Often though either the development process or evaluation of new resources does not directly involve students, the prospective end-users of the products. Described here are the development and evaluations of videos and web visualization tools created as part of a large multidisciplinary flexible learning project for creating new resources for use in introductory statistics courses. Specifically, the use of individual interviews and focus groups are compared with regards the information they can yield on learning gains, student usage and opinions. The findings are based on studies involving 85 undergraduate students at the authors’ institution.

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