Instructor's Guide

Quizzes, Reflective Questions, and Activities

Following are the assignments embedded in the Basic Statistics tutorial:

 

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 In-Class Methods of Presentation

Lecture

Discussion

 

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.

 

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):

 

Assessment Criteria

Where

Domain

Activities

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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 p<.05 mean?

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

 

In-Class

Application

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

 

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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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