A Framework for the Development of Measurement Instruments for Evaluating the Introductory Statistics Course


Authors: 
Chervany, N. L., Collier, R. O. Jr., Fienberg, S. E., Johnson, P. E., & Neter, J.
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Volume: 
31(1)
Pages: 
17-23
Year: 
1977
Publisher: 
The American Statistician
Abstract: 

This paper proposes a framework for the development of instruments to measure content learning and problem-solving skills for the introductory statistics course. This framework is based upon a model of the problem-solving process central to statistical reasoning. The framework defines and interrelates six measurement tasks: (1) subjective reports; (2) reports concerning truth, falsity, or equivalence; (3) supply the appropriate missing information in a message; (4) answer a question based upon a specific message; (5) reproduce a message; and (6) carry out a procedure.

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