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By Kaycheng Soh

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ISBN-13: 9789811015809

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This e-book stocks the aim of the vintage textual content How to Lie with Statistics, particularly, fighting and correcting statistical misconceptions which are universal between practitioners, even though its concentration is at the academic context. It illustrates and discusses the necessities of academic information that may aid academic practitioners to do that a part of their activity thoroughly, i.e., with out making conceptual blunders. The examples are solid within the school/classroom contexts, in response to lifelike instead of theoretical examples.

“The most powerful point of the paintings or author’s view is that the writer can positioned himself within the sneakers of academics and make the paintings a truly functional consultant for lecturers and college leaders. As a truly skilled educator and researcher, the writer is aware rather well in regards to the wisdom abilities which are crucial for the pro improvement of lecturers. he's in a position to clarify the statistical and size innovations in undeniable language and with examples which are hugely suitable to the objective viewers. furthermore, the writer additionally conveyed an immense message to the objective viewers through the paintings… by means of mentioning the error and misunderstandings of the translation of attempt ratings and dimension layout. the writer reminds the viewers concerning the significance of right use of exams and try ratings whilst academics and college leaders make any schooling judgements, which has a lot implication at the expert integrity of academics and college leaders.”

Dr. Joyce Kwan, The schooling college of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

“This e-book covers the entire statistical instruments for examining academic information and offers examples to provide an explanation for the information. Chapters 10-17 are sensible info research in academic facts that is helping readers have a greater knowing of the strategy to research the data.”

Dr. Alpha Ling, The schooling collage of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

“It seems like a really attention-grabbing booklet with beautiful subject matters and sensible difficulties in academic records. although the themes job my memory of the vintage publication the best way to Lie with facts, this e-book goals at fighting and correcting statistical misconceptions in academic context.”

Dr. Zhu Ying, nationwide Institute of schooling, Nanyang Technological college, Singapore

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Understanding Test and Exam Results Statistically: An Essential Guide for Teachers and School Leaders

This publication stocks the aim of the vintage textual content easy methods to Lie with data, particularly, combating and correcting statistical misconceptions which are universal between practitioners, notwithstanding its concentration is at the academic context. It illustrates and discusses the necessities of academic information that may aid academic practitioners to do that a part of their activity thoroughly, i.

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For instance, Ms. 45 between, say, Math and Geography test scores. 01. 45 is not likely to have happened by chance. 45 * 100 %) variance of the 30 students, or in other words overlap to the extent of 20 %. However, in this case, it is not easy to say whether Math influencing Geography or the other way round. The correlation between these two subjects could well be dues to the fact that they both correlate with a third subject, English. ” In statistics, being significant does not mean being important; it signifies that the correlation is not likely a chance happening.

No, because the SD is needed for an important function, that of proper interpretation of marks obtained for different tests or subjects. In an educational system where ranking or relative position is important and often critical, getting a mark that places a student in higher ranking or position is more desirable than one that does not. 5 Standardized Scores Now let us see how this works. Ben scores 80 for both English Language (EL) and Mother Tongue (MT). It is quite natural to conclude that he has done equally well in the two languages because 80 = 80.

According to the normal distribution, this places him at the 84th position for both subjects. 4 Transformation of T-scores to raw marks Test Mean SD Calvin’s T-score Calvin’s raw mark English Language Mother Tongue 70 70 10 5 60 60 80 75 20 3 On Standard Deviation: How Different Are They? is in MT when compared with his peers. However, when reverted to the raw marks, he has 80 for EL and only 75 for MT, leading to the erroneous conclusion that he is better in EL than in MT. You notice that EL has a greater SD of 10 than has MT’s five.

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