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Multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics

By Skylar Hopkins1, Jeremy M Wojdak1

Radford University

A set of 157 multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics courses, organized and searchable by 18 concepts/skills.

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Version 1.0 - published on 10 Aug 2020 doi:10.25334/SYXN-W519 - cite this

Licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International according to these terms

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A set of 157 multiple choice quiz questions that were designed for learning evaluation in introductory undergraduate biostatistics courses. The questions provide students with a figure, dataset, or example problem, and evaluate whether they can apply 18 concepts/skills: Coding in R, Confidence Intervals, Critical Consumption, Data Organization & Wrangling, Data Visualization, Descriptive Statistics, Hypothesis Testing, Independence, Modeling Checking, Populations vs. Samples, Prediction, Probability Distributions, Randomness and Variation, Random Sampling & Assignment, Responsible Production, Type I and Type II Errors, Statistical Inference, and Variable Types. To find questions covering a specific concept/skill, you can search the Excel spreadsheet included in this resource. These questions could be used on tests, quizzes, or worksheets that are completed by students during or outside of class time. All questions are multiple choice, so they are amenable to automatic grading and immediate feedback from course management software.

These quiz questions were originally designed for a pre/post-test and 11 quizzes in a course that used specification grading. Each week, the students completed two six-question quizzes using course management software outside of class. There were two versions of each quiz, which were taken one week apart. The goal was for students to evaluate their mastery of the concepts on version 1 of the quiz, spend a week reviewing and improving their mastery of those concepts, and re-evaluate their mastery using version 2 of the quiz. The questions on versions 1 and 2 are therefore different but cover the same concepts/skills. The questions and the spreadsheet are divided among the quizzes as originally organized for the course, but the questions could easily be separated or combined to tailor learning evaluation tools specific to other course designs.

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