ERIC Number: ED220341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Mathematics Student Q-Sort.
Burton, Grace M.
This document describes a Q-sort package that is seen to provide effective, easily-scored self-concept assessment which is role-specific and does not require student norms. The package is designed to provide data about student perceptions of behavior for use by researchers, mathematics supervisors, program developers, or teachers. It is noted that self-concept has long been regarded as an important dimension of education at all levels, and that the Q-sort presented could be used to investigate differences between groups of students in: (a) perceptions of behavior of ideal mathematics students; (b) self perceptions; and (c) self concept as measured by any discrepancy between ideal and self perception Q-sorts. The instrument is built around a set of 24 statements relating to the behavior of mathematics students, and uses decks of computer cards designed for analysis through computer programs. Students Q-sort the actual cards that are to be automatically processed. It is noted that additional information on this instrument's use is available, and an offer is made to put researchers who use this Q-sort in touch with each other. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research