ERIC Number: ED263131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
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Investigation of Multiple Matrix Sampling for Attitude Data Analysis.
Gressard, Clarice P.; Loyd, Brenda H.
The effectiveness of multiple matrix sampling was examined in a study of 495 students' attitudes toward a computer education program. A post hoc analysis of variance was used, with the class as the unit of analysis. The Computer Attitude Scale, a 30-item rating scale, was used to measure attitudes toward learning about and working with computers. The amount of computer experience was also obtained: less than one month, one to six months, or over six months. Results indicated that: (1) increasing amounts of computer experience were associated with more positive attitudes toward computers; (2) means obtained by multiple matrix sampling generally estimated actual means satisfactorily; (3) the same conclusions were drawn from using the estimated means in a one way analysis of variance as were drawn from using population values; and (4) power of the analysis was affected by the class size. (Author/GDC)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Attitude Measures, Class Size, Classroom Research, Computer Science Education, Data Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Estimation (Mathematics), Hypothesis Testing, Item Sampling, Power (Statistics), Program Evaluation, Rating Scales, Statistical Studies, Student Attitudes, Test Items, Time on Task
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Computer Attitude Scale