Proposal Title

Debating Statistics: Improving Student Understanding through Engaging Debates

Proposal Abstract

Class debates provide ample opportunities for students to become engaged in the learning process. In this session, participants will discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing student debates in a research methods and statistics course. Participants will identify key features of debates that make them successful and how these features relate to the psychology of student learning. The presenter will share the structure and characteristics of the debate assignment as well as the associated rubrics used to evaluate student performance. The presenter will share research results on the impact of these student debates on student learning outcomes, as measured by students' understanding of statistical concepts on short-answer questions.

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Room 2903

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 11th, 11:00 AM Mar 11th, 11:45 AM

Debating Statistics: Improving Student Understanding through Engaging Debates

Room 2903

Class debates provide ample opportunities for students to become engaged in the learning process. In this session, participants will discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing student debates in a research methods and statistics course. Participants will identify key features of debates that make them successful and how these features relate to the psychology of student learning. The presenter will share the structure and characteristics of the debate assignment as well as the associated rubrics used to evaluate student performance. The presenter will share research results on the impact of these student debates on student learning outcomes, as measured by students' understanding of statistical concepts on short-answer questions.