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Common Course ID: KINE 3700-Statistics in Kinesiology (80511)

CSU Instructor Open Textbook Adoption Portrait

Abstract: This open textbook is being utilized in a Kinesiology course for graduate students by Nicole Dabbs at CSU, San Bernardino. The course description  provides of highlights.   The main motivation to adopt an open textbook was to provide students affordability and accessibility to course materials. Most student access the open textbook in pdf format.

Reviews: The book has been reviewed by faculty [link to COERC reviews] from within the three segments (CCC, CSU, and UC) of the California higher education systems.

About the Textbook

Textbook:  Learning Statistics with JASP: A Tutorial for Psychology Students and Other Beginners, 

Authors:  Danielle J. Navarro, David R. Foxcroft, and Thomas J. Faulkenberry.

Cost savings: The previous text that I have used was $150 per student and the current adopted textbook had no cost, so the estimated savings for all students was $3,150. 

Accessibility and diversity statement: Are the technologies used readily available and affordable for students? Yes, all materials are posted on blackboard course and free through the university. 

Do the pedagogical strategies support learners with diverse cultural, ethnic, and gender backgrounds? Mostly yes, but may need to be assessed for ADA compliant with the pdf on blackboard.

About the Course

Course Number: 
Statistics in Kinesiology (3units): Selection, application and interpretation of evaluative measures used in pedagogical and in exercise science settings. Includes both descriptive and inferential statistics. Specific attention will be given to parametric techniques. MATH 1301 or MATH 1401 is preferred as the GE Category B4 prerequisite. Satisfies GE WI designation. Formerly offered as KINE 370, students may not receive credit for both. Course Goals/Objectives and Student Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

LO 1: Understand statistics techniques (descriptive statistics, correlations, group differences, etc.)

LO 2 Understand, manipulate, and manage data using statistics through technology 

LO 3: Learn how to process data, analyze, and interpret the results of data sets

LO 4: Develop appropriate group dynamics

LO 5: Apply and convey statistical information as a Kinesiology professional

LO 6: To enhance your ability to effectively express your thoughts, ideas and understanding of course content in written form.

Description:  Give description of course utilizing the course catalog at the educational institution if available.

Review:  The course was reviewed for teaching evaluation purposes by a Full Professor in the college of natural sciences.

Learning outcomes:  List student learning outcomes for the course. Share demographics for students who take the class e.g. common majors, previous preparation, etc.

Curricular changes: I changed the textbook, syllabus based on chapter organization, and course outline. I mostly kept the content the same as previous terms but adjusted the chapters to match the new textbook.
Students were given the pdf of the book on the courses blackboard to access and the books website where it is free access, https://learnstatswithjasp.com/

Teaching and learning impacts: Collaborate more with other faculty?  Yes, many instructors collaborated and discussed teaching materials, assessment, and sample data sets related to the course as we adopted the new textbook.


Use wider range of teaching materials: Student learning improved : N/A, we cannot compare to previous terms since it is the first semester, virtual, and have added the GE requirement for WI.


Any unexpected results: No

Sample assignment:  Link or upload a sample assignment that illustrates how the open textbook is used in the course. Include the rubric that is used for evaluating student work.

Textbook Adoption

OER Adoption Process

Affordability is often a major concern for textbooks for students, so having a no cost, easy access textbook is critical for equity in the classroom.  Faculty in our department that teach this course and who have experience in this area, evaluated different resources and used a free online textbook in addition to article readings for the course.

Student access: Describe the different ways that students can access the textbook including print if available.

Student feedback or participation:  Through virtual class discussions, students expressed their appreciation of a no cost textbook and having easy access to it via blackboard.

Instructor Nicole Dabbs I am a professor at the California State University San Bernardino. 

For more informatino, go to:  

https://www.csusb.edu/profile/ndabbs