Teaching introductory statistical methods for understanding: Techniques, assessment, and affect

American Educational Research Association
Kenney, P. A.

This paper presentation contains a variety of useful materials for introductory statistics instructors. Kenney discusses the tool box metaphor that she often uses in her class, and she also shares activites and thoughts about issues such as metacognition and portfolio assessment. She includes a survey that she gives to her students in order to gather feedback about study strategies and teaching techniques that seemed to be most helpful to the students. Finally, she includes an anecdotal report from one of the students in her class.