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ERIC Number: EJ966746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Student Perception of the Effectiveness of Mathematics Support at Cardiff University
Gillard, Jonathan; Robathan, Kirsty; Wilson, Robert
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v31 n2 p84-94 Jun 2012
Much work is currently being undertaken to investigate the effectiveness of informal, "drop-in" mathematics support services. This can be a difficult task; students are individuals with different expectations and backgrounds, and support that is effective for one student, may be less effective in relation to another. This article investigates the effectiveness of the mathematics support service at Cardiff University by statistically analysing the relationship between student confidence and ability before and after attending a session. Some covariates, such as the effect of time and the student rating of the tutor, are also explored.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)