Retention of knowledge between statistics courses: results of a pilot study

Alice Richardson

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on a pilot study of knowledge retention from the first to subsequent statistics courses . The first aim of the study was to assess the ability of a Statistics Concept Inventory (SCI) to measure the statistical knowledge of students after their first Statistics course. The second aim was to use the Inventory to assess students’ retention of material from an introductory Statistics course in to a subsequent statistics course . The usefulness of the SCI was partially supported, as many questions were better answered by the more able students. Retention was found to vary across the topics in the SCI.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third Annual ASEARC Research Conference
    EditorsDavid Allingham
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherASEARC
    Pages1-4
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9780980603484
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event3rd Annual ASEARC Research Conference - Newcastle, Australia
    Duration: 7 Dec 20098 Dec 2009

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    Conference3rd Annual ASEARC Research Conference
    CountryAustralia
    CityNewcastle
    Period7/12/098/12/09

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    Richardson, A. (2009). Retention of knowledge between statistics courses: results of a pilot study. In D. Allingham (Ed.), Proceedings of the Third Annual ASEARC Research Conference (pp. 1-4). Australia: ASEARC.
    Richardson, Alice. / Retention of knowledge between statistics courses: results of a pilot study. Proceedings of the Third Annual ASEARC Research Conference. editor / David Allingham. Australia : ASEARC, 2009. pp. 1-4
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