In my school, there is a trend of using computer software for teaching a first course in Chemistry for undergraduate students. I hypothesized that the use of this tool could make the students achieve better scores than without this help. So far what I have done is the following:
- I chose two groups, both of them were going to follow the same topics. Only in one of them the use of the computer software was commendatory.
- I make an entrance test about basic chemistry knowledge to both groups and approximately 100 percent of both classes failed that examination.
- I had compiled the results of the mid-term exam and the final exam of both groups and I have seen an increase in the final marks of the group that was using the computerized tool.
I have read that this seems like a quasi experiment. I have gathered some information about this techniques, but apart from the basic stuff I am a little bit lost of what statistical techniques should I perform to gather a conclusion that this software tool should be encouraged to be used.
I have performed a hypothesis test, but I believe this is not enough. Any advice? My statistics knowledge is very basic.