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The Best of Both Worlds: A Hybrid Statistics Course

Journal of Statistics Education Volume 12, Number 3, ISSN 1069-1898


This study compares students' performance and attitudes in a hybrid (blend of online and face-to-face) model of Elementary Statistics and a traditional (face-to-face) model of the same course. Performance was measured by test, quiz, project, and final exam grades. Attitude was measured by the results of a course survey administered at the end of the semester. Both models of the course required the same textbook and statistical computer package, were taught by the same instructor, and had similar demographic characteristics such as gender, major, and classification. Significant differences were found in an extra credit grade comprised of points earned on interactive worksheets, and attitudes toward the course. There was no significant difference in students' performance as measured by grades. The value of hybrid courses as a viable option in distance education and their potential benefits to students and the educational institution are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)


Ward, B. (2004). The Best of Both Worlds: A Hybrid Statistics Course. Journal of Statistics Education, 12(3),. Retrieved May 20, 2019 from .

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