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Revista Cubana de Informática Médica

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LOPEZ FERNANDEZ, Ana Gloria et al. Project learning in the teaching of Inferential Statistics. RCIM [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.2, e12. ISSN 1684-1859.


Statistics is a useful instrument in medical research, however, medical students have difficulties when they design their scientific projects.


To assess the comprehension of statistical concepts considering the applicattion of a project-based methodology, in first year medical students of “Salvador Allende” Medical School Faculty.


The population included eight brigades of second year medical students in the academic course 2016-2017. Four Brigades were selected at random to guarantee the homogeneity from the results of the diagnostic test. The experimental groups received classes using the project-based methodology and the control groups the method established in the study plan.


Considering the final results, no relevant differences were found between the experimental groups and the control groups (p>0.05). However, the results obtained in the experimental groups were somewhat higher taking into account the average results.


The results obtained showed that the project-based methodology in Statistics may be useful to improve the learning quality of this subject. Discipline, schedule, students attendance are also important aspects to be considered in the teaching-learning process.

Keywords : teaching of Statistics; project-based methodology; communication resources.

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