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### Title

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1Answer Checking 1Answer Checking - Modified for Environmental Data Analysis/Statistics Course

### Authors

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1Arietta Fleming-Davies (University of San Diego) 1Jennifer Prairie ()
2Jeremy M Wojdak (Radford University) 2Jennifer Prairie ()
3Hayley Orndorf (University of Pittsburgh)

### Description

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1<p>Checking your answers is an essential part of science, and yet many students skip this step, perhaps out of relief that the math is over. As scientists, often our habits of checking whether answers make sense are so ingrained that we don&rsquo;t even realize the strategies we use automatically. This activity provides students with a set of strategies they can use to check their own answers in their biology and other courses. Students practice the answer checking strategies on a series of simple examples.</p>  1<p>This worksheet, modified from the original BIOMAAP resource, was used in an environmental data analysis/statistics course (sophomore undergraduate level for environmental and ocean sciences majors). This worksheet was given to students and completed in class in about week 4 of the course (after concepts of mean, median, proportions, and probability were introduced).&nbsp;</p>
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3<p>This module goes well with the &ldquo;<a href="https://qubeshub.org/publications/701/1" target="_blank">Value of mistakes&rdquo; module</a>, and the PowerPoint in-class version combines those two activities. In our experience, many students require a great deal of practice on this topic, and if it is introduced early in the course, it can be reinforced throughout the semester. For example, students can use the answer checking strategies to look for errors in their data entry in course lab exercises.</p>  3<p>This worksheet is identical to the original BIOMAAP resource except for two questions added to the end: one referring to the&nbsp;concept of a probability and the other referring to the concept of a P-value.</p>
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5<p>This module is part of a larger collection of <a href="https://qubeshub.org/community/groups/biomaap/allresources">BIOMAAP Resources</a>.&nbsp;</p>

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1 1 file — ./BioMAAP_checking_your_answers1.3.docx file — BioMAAP_checking_your_answers1.3-1855_modified.docx file — ./BIOMAAP_MistakesandCheckingYourAnswers1.1.pptx file — ./answerchecking1_calculator.png