Statistics Bakers: a Recipe Box for Biostatistics and Critical Appraisal Courses at The University of British Columbia

TitleStatistics Bakers: a Recipe Box for Biostatistics and Critical Appraisal Courses at The University of British Columbia
Faculty/College/UnitPharmaceutical Sciences
Duration2 Year
Project Summary

We recognize the challenges students face with biostatistics and critical appraisal of biostatistics, and aim to revolutionize its teaching. This initiative stems from common statistics anxiety among undergraduates and the limitations of existing statistical tools. The objectives of Statistics Bakers are multifaceted: to develop comprehensive, user-friendly visual guides for statistics methodology, both as full-length and pocket-size versions, and animated videos to make learning more engaging. Additionally, the creation of a question bank with solutions, including multiple-choice questions with advanced scoring features, will facilitate practice and assessment. Evaluation of the biostatistics toolkit will ensure its effectiveness. The project also promotes a sense of community with a UBC-wide statistics "bakeoff," encouraging students to apply their knowledge. By addressing these shortcomings and embracing innovative teaching approaches, we will transform the way biostatistics is taught and learned at UBC.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2024/2025
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJacquelyn Cragg
Year 1: Funded Amount38,716
Year 1: Team Members

Jacquelyn Cragg, Assistant Professor, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Larry Lynd, Dean pro tem / Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jon-Paul Marchand, Director, Educational Technology and Learning Designs, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mike Marin, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Kaitlyn Gaynor, Assistant Professor, Zoology, Faculty of Science
Jason Pither, Associate Professor, Biology, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan
Lydia Feng, 4th Year Student / Undergraduate Academic Assistant, Faculty of Science
Analisa Jia, 2nd Year PhD Student / Graduate Academic Assistant, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lisa Kuramoto, Statistician, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine