Statistics for the Teacher

Statistics for the Teacher

Pergamon International Library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Studies

2nd Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: Douglas M. McIntosh
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136462

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Statistics for the Teacher, Second Edition serves as a guide to understand the significance and legitimate use of examination marks. This book examines the application of elementary statistics to examination marks involving only arithmetic. Organized into 10 chapters, this edition starts with an overview of the essential differences between counting and measuring in education. This text then explains the three factors that may be taken into consideration in interpreting the distribution of marks, including the nature of the examination, the type of group sitting the examination, and the marking scheme. Other chapters consider the most convenient measure of the standard of attainment or of the standard of marking, which is the average or arithmetic mean. This book discusses as well the method of obtaining a more accurate measure of the scatter. The final chapter deals with the method of determining the mean or average. Teachers will find this book useful.

Table of Contents


  • I. Measurement in Education

    II. Interpretation of Marks

    III. Arranging Marks

    IV. Average, or Mean

    V. Scatter of Marks

    VI. Comparison and Addition of Marks

    VII. Percentiles

    VIII. The Normal Curve

    IX. Correlation

    X. Difference between Means

    Appendices

    I. Formula for Standard Deviation

    II. Areas under the Normal Curve

    III. Ordinates under the Normal Curve

    IV.Tables of Squares and Square Roots of the Numbers from 1 to 200

    Answers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 140
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136462

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Douglas M. McIntosh

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