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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Third Annual ASEARC Research Conference|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||3rd Annual ASEARC Research Conference - Newcastle, Australia|
Duration: 7 Dec 2009 → 8 Dec 2009
|Conference||3rd Annual ASEARC Research Conference|
|Period||7/12/09 → 8/12/09|
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.