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Evaluating the Performance of Open Distance Learners in Introductory Statistics at the Open University Malaysia
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, , Open University Malaysia, Malaysia

Asian Journal of Distance Education Volume 11, Number 1 ISSN 1347-9008

Abstract

The study was conducted on degree students embarked on the open distance learning programme at the Open University Malaysia. The objective was to evaluate the performance of the students in the subject, Introduction to Statistics. A cross-sectional, single-stage, stratified random sampling design was employed for the study. A sample of 200 students was sel ected and compl et e responses were received for 127(63.5%) of the cases. Findings from the study revealed that the overall mean score for the subject was 54.2 with a standard deviation of 16 and a hypothesis test conducted showed no significant difference in the mean scores among gender. Results from logistic regression analysis revealed that the factors that contributed significantly in the likelihood of a student’s performance falling in the ‘50 and above’ score category were, ‘abl e to complete assignment in time’, ‘time allowed to complete exam’ and ‘hours of study allocated per week’.

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Saminathan, M. & Goolamally, N. Evaluating the Performance of Open Distance Learners in Introductory Statistics at the Open University Malaysia. Asian Journal of Distance Education, 11(1), 38-46. Retrieved September 26, 2022 from .

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