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Computer‐based teaching and evaluation of introductory statistics for health science students: Some lessons learned

Colgan, Nuala and McClean, Sally and Scotney, Bryan (1994) Computer‐based teaching and evaluation of introductory statistics for health science students: Some lessons learned. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 2 (2). pp. 68-74. ISSN 0968-7769

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    Abstract

    In recent years, it has become possible to introduce health science students to statistical packages at an increasingly early stage in their undergraduate studies. This has enabled teaching to take place in a computer laboratory, using real data, and encouraging an exploratory and research‐oriented approach. This paper briefly describes a hypertext Computer Based Tutorial (CBT) concerned with descriptive statistics and introductory data analysis. The CBT has three primary objectives: the introduction of concepts, the facilitation of revision, and the acquisition of skills for project work. Objective testing is incorporated and used for both self‐assessment and formal examination. Evaluation was carried out with a large group of Health Science students, heterogeneous with regard to their IT skills and basic numeracy. The results of the evaluation contain valuable lessons.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 10:51
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:26
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/162

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