For an overview of MyLab Statistics and more information on the research, read our research report
We wanted to explore if the use of MyLab Statistics helps students achieve better exam results. So, we partnered with the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University in the Netherlands on a research study. Students were using MyLab Statistics in the Fall 2015 semester for their first-year course, Quantitative Methods.
Our research proposed that MyLab Statistics usage and performance would be positively correlated with achievement on the end of course exams.
The study used a correlational design. Separate statistical analyses examined the relationship between performance on MyLab Statistics homework activity, homework assignments, and quizzes, and performance on the statistics portion of the final course exam.
Homework assignments were used to encourage students to learn by testing themselves. Therefore, students were allowed to attempt homework questions as many times as they wanted, to try to improve their score.
Researchers found that doing more unique homework questions, better performance in homework assignments, and better performance in quizzes in MyLab Statistics are each associated with better performance on the final exam.
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A 10% increase in the percentage of unique MyLab Statistics homework questions attempted is associated with a 2.3% increase in final exam scores.
A 10% increase in average MyLab Statistics homework score is associated with a 2.5% increase in final exam scores.
A 10% increase in average MyLab Statistics quiz score is associated with a 6.5% increase in final exam scores.
All of our efficacy statements reflect a relationship between MyLab Statistics and performance above and beyond students’ prior math ability and experience. That means, for the whole sample of students, researchers took into account students’ prior math education and their scores on a math pretest, and measured the contribution of MyLab Statistics on top of that.
— Elementary Statistics student, Richland College, US
Concerned students were not using their textbooks, Sam Bazzi — math instructor at Henry Ford College, US — hoped to improve engagement using the Interactive Statistics in MyLab Statistics
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— Sam Bazzi, Henry Ford College, US
MyLab Statistics provided the transparency Yolanda Manzano needed for her Elementary Statistics gateway course at Richland College, US.
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