Report: Videos in biological statistical education: A developmental project

During autumn 2015 and spring 2016 the bioST@TS team created four videos in various topics in basic statistical analysis (mean/median, variability and distributions). The scripts for the movies were created by members of the bioST@TS team, and filming and post-editing of the videos was performed in collaboration with SFU MatRIC at the University of Agder. The bioST@TS team consisted of a combination of statistics experts, teachers and educational researchers.

In this report we present preliminary results from a pilot study of students’ perception of these videos as well as reflections based on the experience of making the videos. We will focus on a) the developmental process of creating videos, and b) the assessment of the effect of videos.

The report is available here.