There have been several requests to make one of the assignments a collaborative group effort. I believe in the situated, socially constructing knowledge approach, so I am open to the suggestion. My question to the group is, “What does a statistical collaborative assignment look like?” I ask, from a very serious perspective, because the purpose of the assignments are to build the requisite skills for conducting individually-determined quantitative skills necessary for conducting an inquiry study (a.ka. a quantitative dissertation). I have thus far designed the assignments, to (hopefully) build upon the experience in class so an individual student can then apply the skills and knowledge, to hopefully gain a positive disposition to and clear understanding of the statistical process.
A group assignment would have to take a different form, and I am open to suggestions to think about ways to implement this. Your feedback is appreciated.
Remember . . . 40% of the course grade are these assignments and these discussions . . .
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