10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
This paper is from Session 5I: Understanding the statistical education needs of researchers in applied disciplines
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which comes under Topic 5: Statistics education in the workplace, government and across disciplines

Paper 5I1 (Wednesday 11th, 11:00-12:30)

Five-year follow up survey of usage of tools given in a one-day sample size course


  • Angela Wade (University College London, United Kingdom)


Our one day Introduction to Sample Size course has run 20 times since 2012. Comprehensive written notes are given for use in conjunction with custom made excel sheets to perform calculations and these are openly available via a weblink. Immediate feedback for the course is generally excellent. To gauge the extent to which course materials had ongoing usage, and whether post leaving the course perception of the material and its’ usefulness remained, a short survey was emailed to all 383 course participants from the 20 courses. Attendees noted ongoing usage of the course materials, with over two thirds of respondents subsequently referring to these frequently or occasionally. Even the most conservative estimate showed a substantial proportion still gaining direct benefit after 5 years.

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