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ERIC Number: EJ1058190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1942-2504
Measurement of Students Attitude towards Statistics: A Mokken Scales Analysis of Its Dimensions
Vargas-Vargas, Manuel; Mondéjar-Jiménez, José; Meseguer-Santamaría, María-Leticia; Montero-Lorenzo, José-María; Fernández-Avilés, Gema
American Journal of Business Education, v3 n13 p1-6 2010
Nowadays, almost all curricula in the social sciences contain at least one course in statistics, given the importance of this discipline as a basic knowledge to understand the modern world. It's necessary reflects on the student's attitude to statistics, because it's could be an obstacle or an advantage in their learning process. To measure the student's attitude and incentives about statistics, we use a test (Bayot et al., 2005), related to other ones which exists in the specialized literature, that identifies the latent factors relating to students' motivation and attitude towards statistics. This paper describes the formal and metric characteristics of the non-parametric model of item response theory for the latent factors using an extension of Mokken scales analysis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain