Collecting and Interpreting Quantitative Data
Faculty are often overwhelmed by the volume of assessment data to be collected and interpreted. In this workshop we will cover statistical sampling techniques to reduce the quantity of required data. We will also cover statistical inference techniques that can be used to draw conclusions based on the sample data. Workshop participants will work in groups, developing sampling strategies and interpreting data.
This workshop will be useful for assessment administrators and faculty who are responsible for
· developing or implementing the assessment process;
· writing reports to interpret the results of the assessment; or
· modifying a program based on assessment results.
We will assume participants have minimal or no prior knowledge of statistics and no prior knowledge of available software tools.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
Deborah van Alphen is a professor of Electrical Engineering at CSU, Northridge. She is currently the assessment coordinator for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and serves on college and university-level assessment committees. She also teaches short courses in digital communications, neural networks, cellular systems, and statistics for industry and government.
Robert Lingard is a professor of Computer
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