This topic is designed for students who wish to understand basic educational statistics. Concepts covered include: graphs, charts, frequency distributions, central tendencies, dispersion, correlation, sampling errors, estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression methods. A central goal of the topic is to enable students to critically evaluate contemporary educational research that uses basic statistical methods. The topic will examine a range of policies, practices, and findings where statistical techniques and assumptions have been misused, especially in areas such as racial and ethnic stereotyping, gender attributions, and social learning outcomes.
This topic aims to:
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