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Activity Number: 414
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #320039 View Presentation
Title: Student Gains in Conceptual Understanding in Introductory Statistics with and Without a Curriculum Focused on Simulation-Based Inference
Author(s): Beth Chance*
Companies: Cal Poly
Keywords: Simulation-based inference ; Conceptual understanding ; Attitudes ; Achievable gain ; Hierarchical model

"Simulation-based inference" (SBI) has been advocated with the potential of improving student understanding of statistical inference, as well as the statistical investigative process as a whole. In this talk we will discuss two years of cross-institutional data comparing new and experienced instructors of SBI-focused curricula and non-SBI curricula. We examine several pre/post measures of conceptual understanding in the introductory course, incorporating both student-level and instructor-level covariates. We also look to how the data collection and analysis can be improved for future years.

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