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ERIC Number: EJ854931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Helping Alleviate Statistical Anxiety with Computer Aided Statistical Classes
Stickels, John W.; Dobbs, Rhonda R.
Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v7 n1 p1-15 May 2007
This study, Helping Alleviate Statistical Anxiety with Computer Aided Statistics Classes, investigated whether undergraduate students' anxiety about statistics changed when statistics is taught using computers compared to the traditional method. Two groups of students were questioned concerning their anxiety about statistics. One group was taught statistics using the traditional "calculator and paper/pencil" method while the other group was taught statistics using computers to perform the required calculations. Frequency distributions and the chi-square test of independence indicated there were significant differences between the two groups. Students in the computer class had significantly less statistical anxiety than students in the traditional class. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas