• ADAM ELDER Southeastern Louisiana University



Statistics education research, Graduate research, Instructional techniques, Assessment, Attitude towards statistics


This study builds on previous studies that have examined guided project-based learning in undergraduate statistics courses to examine students’ attitudes toward statistics after participating in a graduate-level statistics course that used guided project-based learning as an andragogical technique. This phenomenological qualitative case study utilized multiple student interviews and reflections over a semester-long statistics course in a doctoral education degree program. The results showed that guided project-based learning immersed students in the quantitative inquiry process and emboldened them to read and use statistics in their academic and professional lives. It also revealed several elements of guided project-based learning that are important for instructors looking to implement this approach in their own courses.


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