INSTRUCTION OF STATISTICS VIA COMPUTER-BASED TOOLS: EFFECTS ON STATISTICS' ANXIETY, ATTITUDE, AND ACHIEVEMENT


Ciftci S. K. , Karadag E., Akdal P.

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL COMPUTING RESEARCH, vol.50, no.1, pp.119-133, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2190/ec.50.1.f
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL COMPUTING RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-133

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of statistics instruction using computer-based tools, on statistics anxiety, attitude, and achievement. This study was designed as quasi-experimental research and the pattern used was a matched pre-test/post-test with control group design. Data was collected using three scales: a Statistics Anxiety Rating Scale, a Statistics Attitude Scale, and a Statistics Achievement Scale. ANCOVA and MANCOVA analyses the used during the analysis process. The findings of the study revealed that computer-based tools statistic instruction reduces statistics anxiety and improves attitude toward statistics and increases success.