Welcome to the Statistics Discipline STAT 1601 assesment website!
Before you agree to participate in this study, we need to inform you of exactly what you are consenting to. Please read the consent form below and if you agree, proceed to the bottom of the page.
You are invited to be in a research study of long-term memory and instructional effectivness. You were selected as a possible participant because you have taken an introductory statistics course in the past. We ask that you read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to be in the study. To ask a question, please send an email to: James Gambrell, Statistics, UMM; the conductor of this study.
The purpose of this study is to examine the amount and type of information students remember from their introductory statistics courses. This information will be used to improve instruction and to extend research into long-term memory.
You will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire and take a statistics test. Your professor will compare your scores on this test with your original scores on the final exam when you took the class. Only your professor will have access to your original exam scores, and your personal information will be kept confidential. Once an estimate of retention has been obtained and correlated with your answers to the questionnaire, your individual records will be destroyed. In the research report your scores will be combined and will not be reported individually.
The study has no risks.
The benefits to participation include helping the university improve the statistics curriculum.
You will receive $5 compensation for participating.
The records of this study will be kept private. In any sort of report we might publish, we will not include any information that will make it possible to identify a subject. Research records will be stored securely and only authorized researchers will have access to the records.
Voluntary Nature of the Study:
Participation in this study is voluntary. Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your current or future relations with the University of Minnesota. If you decide to participate, you are free to not answer any question or withdraw at any time with out affecting those relationships.
Contacts and Questions:
The researchers conducting this study are: James Gambrell and Engin Sungur. You may ask any questions you have now. If you have questions later, you are encouraged to contact them at Rm. 1350 Science, x6325.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this study and would like to talk to someone other than the researcher(s), you are encouraged to contact the Research Subjects’ Advocate Line, D528 Mayo, 420 Delaware St. Southeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455; (612) 625-1650.
The links below will take you to the survey. By clicking a link, you are consenting to participate in this study. Please be sure to enter your student ID number and your email address in the appropriate boxes on the survey so that we can connect your data to your class performance, and so that we know you completed the survey. Remember, you are under no obligation to answer every question, but in order to get your $5 you must at least answer every question in the test portion!
Get out some scratch paper and a calculator! When you are ready to begin, please click the link below that matches the professor you had for STAT 1601: