Diversifications between Expected and Perceived Attitudes toward Learning Statistics with Technology: A Multilevel Statistical Analysis

By Sofia D. Anastasiadou.

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The aim of this paper was to determine the similarities and differences in relation to students expected and perceived attitudes toward learning statistics with technology. Paired samples t-tests were used. Then a Principal components analysis with Varimax Rotation produces the dimension of differentiation. The instrument, which measured 154 Greek students’ expected and perceived attitudes towards statistics, was Students Attitudes toward Statistics and Technology Scale (SASTSc).
Results from this study indicated that students have more positive attitudes about learning statistics with technology than negative attitudes in the beginning of the semester. Interestingly, the findings showed that students’ exposure to technology statistics did change students’ perceptions towards the discipline of statistics. In particular, students’ positive feelings to statistics after their first contact with the discipline are statistically significantly stronger.

Keywords: Students, Expected Attitudes, Perceived Attitudes, Learning Statistics with Technology

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp.161-176. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 820.252KB).

Dr. Sofia D. Anastasiadou

Associate Professor, Department of Preeschool Education, University of Western Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Sofia Anastasiadou holds a BSc from the Department of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, a Master degree in Mathematics Education from Surrey University of Kingston in Great Bretagne. She has obtained her Ph.D in Multidimetional Statistical Analysis at the Macedonia University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics and Educational Research in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Western Macedonia in Greece. Apart form Statistics and Mathematics Education in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education her research interests are also focused in the Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Science. Sofia Anastasiadou has published more than 130 papers in Greek, European and International Scientific Journals and International Conferences.

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