Author Archives: Lacey Echols

About Lacey Echols

Lacey Echols (lechols@butler.edu) is Instructor/Coordinator, Mathematics Support Services, Butler University

How I saw the light

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I knew I was in trouble teaching statistics when I always thought I was doing such a great job, but the students were totally lost the last four weeks of the semester!  It didn’t matter how many times I used active learning in my classroom or the how many great lectures I thought I presented, they just did not get the concept of a hypothesis test.  

it is wonderful to present the ideas of how to think about research questions, the proper way to write hypotheses, the meaning of a p-value, and the meaning of statistically significant within the first four days of a semester.

 The early part of the semester with data description, probability, and experimental design had lulled them into a false sense of security.

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