Supplemental Videos and Portfolios in an Introductory Statistics course for Sociology Students
The proposed redesign was to “flip” the class and move some of the lecture on-line for students to watch before class. This would free up more class time for students to complete in-depth activities, interact more with the material, each other, and the instructor. The goal was to produce new in-class and out-of-class exercises that truly engage the students in the course material at a level that improves their retention because they understand the nuances and logic behind the many choices one makes in conducting appropriate statistical analyses, rather than just memorizing definitions or steps. The primary goal has been increased retention of key concepts leading to lower DFW rates in both SOC 101 and 102 (the Research Methods course that follows).