Students’ fail or demonstrate slow progress in research methods and basic statistics courses if they have difficulty on identifying different types of variables. A web-based interactive multimedia instructional program for bringing them up to speed on this topic was designed and evaluated for effectiveness with 90 undergraduate college students. A significant effect of this program on students’ knowledge gain was determined. Careful consideration of the elements that made the teaching principles effective was taken by: (1) grounding the instructional design approach in cognitive psychology; and (2) collecting empirical data to validate the program features and instructional design methods used.
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Koehler, N., Thompson, A. D., Correia, A., & Hagedorn, L. S. (2012). An Interactive Multimedia Instructional Program on Statistics: An Instance of Design-Based Research. American Educational Research Association 2012 Annual Meeting Retrieved from https://fuse.franklin.edu/facstaff-pub/65