Instructor's Guide
Quizzes, Reflective Questions, and Activities
Following are the assignments embedded in the Basic Statistics tutorial:
 Activity 1: Quiz Yourself on Statistical Terms
 Activity 2: Statistical Calculations
 Activity 3: Worksheet  More on The Three Ms
 Activity 4: Worksheet  Rs, Ps, and Other Things
Relationship to Other iStudy Tutorials
This tutorial should be used before or in conjunction with the Source Evaluation tutorial, as statistics are one method of evaluating source materials. It can also be used in conjunction with the Oral Presentation tutorial.
Suggested InClass Methods of Presentation
Lecture
 Explain the purpose 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 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 a 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 learning 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, pvalue)
 How to define and analyze the problem (correlation, rvalue)
Assessment Criteria
Through observing both group and the individual activities, the instructor may assess student performance. Assessment criteria are as follows (instructors supply the percentage weights):
Where 
Domain 
Activities 
% 

iStudy Tutorial 
Knowledge 
The learner can define the following statistical terms; mean, median, mode, significance, pvalue, correlation, and rvalue. 

InClass 
Comprehension 
The learner can explain the following questions: 1) What does p<.05 mean? 2) What does r=1, r=0, r=1 mean? 

InClass 
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 by himself or herself under a certain rule and interpret it by using the statistical terms. 




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