Faculty-led Inquiry into Reflective and Scholarly Teaching (FIRST)


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Stat 850 is an introduction to statistical computing, providing students with the computing skills they need to do research, write papers, and succeed in statistics and quantitative fields. In this portfolio, I examine the impact of increased discussion of pseudocode and flow charts on students’ ability to solve multi-step problems. This additional scaffolding, while not completely effective, does seem to have resulted in lower student frustration, though it is not clear that this is a result of the intervention and not just a consequence of a different group of students with different experience in computational programming.