Did I Get This – Experiments #2

Published: December 29th, 2012

Category: Activity 2: Did I Get This?

A university was interested in examining the overall effectiveness of its online statistics course, along with the effectiveness of particular aspects of the course. First, the university wanted to see whether the online course was better than a standard course. Second, the university wanted to know whether students learned best using Excel, using Minitab, or using no statistical package at all. The university randomly selected a group of 30 students and administered one of the different variants of the course (i.e., traditional or online, coupled with one of the software options) to each student. The success of each variant was measured by the students’ average improvement between a pre-test and a post-test.


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