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Conference Paper

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Richardson, Alice, Clickers in an introductory statistics course, Proceedings of the Fourth Annual ASEARC Conference, 17-18 February 2011, University of Western Sydney, Paramatta, Australia.


This paper reports on a pilot study of the use of an student response system, commonly known as clickers, in an introductory statistics course. Early results show a small but significant increase in grades following the introduction of clickers. A Statistics Concept Inventory (SCI) was also used to assess students’ understanding of the course concepts. The usefulness of the SCI was partially supported, as many questions were better answered by more able students.