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ERIC Number: ED520856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Students' Frames of Reference and Their Assessments of Interest for Statistical Literacy
Carmichael, Colin
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Jul 3-7, 2010)
This study examines the influence of middle school students' frames of reference on their assessments of interest for statistical literacy. Based on the responses of 406 middle school students to a previously validated interest measure, the study explores students' use of "external"--perceived self-competency when compared with others--and "internal"--perceived self-competency when compared with other subjects--frames of reference on their interest assessments. The study concludes that students' assessments of interest appear to be dependent on both comparisons but only for those students who consider that they are worse at maths than their peers. The interest assessments of other students appear to be less dependent on their self-competency beliefs. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.) [For the complete proceedings, "Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Australia, July 3-7, 2010)," see ED520764.]
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. GPO Box 2747, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: sales@merga.net.au; Web site: http://www.merga.net.au/
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia