# Instructor's Guide

## Quizzes, Reflective Questions, and Activities

Following are the assignments embedded in the Basic Statistics tutorial:

• Activity 1: Quiz Yourself about Statistical Terms
• Activity 2: Quiz Yourself on Statistical Calculations
• Activity 3: Worksheet - More Three M's
• Activity 4: Worksheet - R's, P's, and Other Things

## Relationship to Other iStudy Tutorials

This tutorial should be used before or in conjunction with the Source Evaluation tutorial, for statistics are one method for evaluating source materials. It can also be used in conjunction with the Oral Presentation tutorial.

## Suggested In-class Methods of Presentation

### Lecture

• Explain the purpose/intent of the session. Refer to the Purpose section for more detail.
• Explain general information about statistics, and why statistics are important.

### Discussion

• Reinforce the basic statistical concepts as listed in the Key Points section below.
• Provide examples of how statistics are used in topics that are relevant to the learners.

OPTIONAL - Have students look in the local or college newspaper for examples of statistics. Have them identify the statistics used.

Note: This is an excellent opportunity to utilize and reinforce the cooperative earning techniques found in the Cooperative Learning tutorial.

## Key Points

These points are covered in the iStudy tutorial, but should be emphasized in any discussions.

• Mean, median, and mode
• Separate symptoms from causes (significance, P value)
• Define and analyze the problem (correlation, r value)

## Assessment Criteria

Through observing both the group's and the individuals' activities, the instructor may assess student performance. Assessment criteria are as follows (instructors supply the percentage weights):

Assessment Criteria

Where

Domain

Activities

%

iStudy Tutorial

Knowledge

The learner can define the following statistical terms; Mean, Median, Mode, Significance, P-value, Correlation, and r-value.

In-Class

Comprehension

The learner can explain the following questions:

1) What does it mean by p<.05?

2) What does it mean by r=-1, r=0, r=1?

In-Class

Application

The learner can interpret data by using the statistical terms, when given a set of data.

iStudy Tutorial

Synthesis

The learner can make a set of data him/herself under a certain rule and interpret it by using the statistical terms.

100%