Igniting the statistical spark in the social sciences—Abilities, student feedback and teacher observations

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dc.contributor.author Jones, Rhys en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-11T20:49:46Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Mathematics and System Science 8:153-174 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 2159-5291 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45908 en
dc.description.abstract A quasi-experimental design was used to measure the impacts on student attainment in statistics, mathematics and critical thinking (16-18 years of age) on an experimental group who received a 21 week long contextualised statistics course (called the Pilot Scheme in SA (social analytics)), in South Wales. This paper will discuss the changes in statistical abilities observed, student feedback from the course and also teacher observations, in relation to the Pilot Scheme in SA. Results suggest that the course did lead to increase in students‟ abilities, in comparison to two control groups. Whereas students in both control groups who did not receive the treatment, showed a decrease in their abilities with respect to mathematics and statistics. Student feedback suggests they could see the value of the course to their other studies and they also felt the statistics delivered was linked well with relevant examples. Results from an analysis of teacher observations support findings from the course evaluation of the Pilot Scheme in SA, which include an increase in student confidence with mathematics and statistics. en
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Mathematics and System Science en
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dc.title Igniting the statistical spark in the social sciences—Abilities, student feedback and teacher observations en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.17265/2159-5291/2018.06.001 en
pubs.begin-page 153 en
pubs.volume 8 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: David Publishing Company en
pubs.end-page 174 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 757908 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Statistics en
dc.identifier.eissn 2159-5305 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-12-13 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2018 en

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