Assessing students' interpretation of research

Forsyth, G. A., Bohling, P. H., & May, R. B.
Millersville University: Bloomsburg University: University of Victoria

One objective of this chapter is to introduce a diagnostic approach to assess how well students answer questions about a research report. A second objective is to show how the proposed assessment tools can be used to identify teaching strategies for overcoming students' errors in interpreting reports. A third objective is to suggest how the interpretation-of-research assessment questions can be used to help students identify what information needed for interpretation is missing in journal or media reports.

The CAUSE Research Group is supported in part by a member initiative grant from the American Statistical Association’s Section on Statistics and Data Science Education