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dc.contributor.authorJansen, Gregory Gerard
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:02:09Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:02:09Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.otherjansen_gregory_g_201305_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/jansen_gregory_g_201305_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28773
dc.description.abstractSTAT 2000 is the introductory statistics course given at the University of Georgia and is taken by 1300 students each fall and spring semester. This thesis analyzes the reliability and validity of the third and fourth tests given in the spring 2012 and fall 2012 semesters. The reliability coefficients for the fall tests, after the introduction of a new validity check that included a more direct analysis of the questions as well as the tests themselves, were compared to the reliability of the spring tests. The new validity check increased reliability for both tests, and the reliability for test four was significantly higher in the fall than for the spring. While further improvements can be made, this formal validity check can increase the reliability and improve the assessments and the instructors’ understanding of the students’ understanding.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectValidity
dc.subjectReliability
dc.subjectIntroductory Statistics
dc.subjectEducational Measurement
dc.subjectStatistics Education
dc.titleImproving validity and reliability in STAT 2000 assessments
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentStatistics
dc.description.majorStatistics
dc.description.advisorJennifer Kaplan
dc.description.committeeJennifer Kaplan
dc.description.committeeStacey Neuharth-Pritchett
dc.description.committeeJack Morse


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