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dc.contributor.authorClark, Kristi Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-09T04:30:13Z
dc.date.available2014-05-09T04:30:13Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.otherclark_kristi_l_201312_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/clark_kristi_l_201312_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29748
dc.description.abstractStudents’ attitudes influence their performance, beliefs, and behavior in classes, especially in terms of motivation and achievement. It is, therefore, important that we monitor and attempt to improve the attitudes of statistics students toward statistics in the classroom. Four instruments designed to assess attitudes toward statistics have reasonable reliability and validity evidence: Statistics Attitude Survey, Attitude toward Statistics, and the two versions of the Survey of Attitudes toward Statistics. These instruments are compared and then UGA students’ responses to the SATS-28 Pre and their achievement in STAT 2000 are examined. Our research goal is to see whether the students’ pre-course SATS-28 scores are associated with the students’ achievement. We consider the relationship between the SATS-28 Pre score and the total test points. Additionally, we analyze qualitative data that indicate why students have positive or negative attitudes toward statistics. We conclude with suggestions for improving attitudes among STAT 2000 students.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectStatistics Education
dc.subjectAttitudes Toward Statistics
dc.subjectIntroductory Statistics
dc.subjectValidity
dc.subjectReliability
dc.titleUndergraduate students’ attitudes toward statistics in an introductory statistics class
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentStatistics
dc.description.majorStatistics
dc.description.advisorJennifer Kaplan
dc.description.committeeJennifer Kaplan
dc.description.committeeJaxk Reeves
dc.description.committeeKim Gilbert


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