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Pages: 8520-8525
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.0559

Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain

ENGLISH VERSION OF THE AUZMENDI SCALE TO MEASURE ATTITUDES TOWARDS STATISTICS

A.M. Ruiz-Ruano García1, J. López Puga1, E. Auzmendi Escribano2

1UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia (SPAIN)
2Universidad de Deusto (SPAIN)
Statistics is a transversal matter in the curricula of a wide range of knowledge areas in the social and natural sciences. However, both pre-university and undergraduate university students normally show a negative attitude towards statistics. This prejudice can play an important role in the academic and professional development of students, especially when negative attitude towards statistics leads to poor academic performance. In this paper we provide the English version of the Auzmendi Scale to measure attitude towards statistics (originally developed in Spanish). This version of the scale has been developed using two main approaches. Firstly, a forward-translation and back-translation phase was carried out in order to have a preliminary version of the scale. Secondly, the preliminary version of the scale was assessed by a panel of experts in psychometrics and research methodology to debug misunderstandings. The scale contains 25 items grouped into five dimensions (utility, anxiety, confidence, enjoyment and motivation). This scale might be useful in English speaking contexts to measure the attitudes towards statistics for different purposes. For example, it could be used to check the change in attitudes towards statistics under different training programs. Also, the scale could be used to investigate the variables affecting attitudes to statistics in order to design new instructional strategies to improve the teaching-learning process.
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author = {Ruiz-Ruano Garc{\'{i}}a, A.M. and L{\'{o}}pez Puga, J. and Auzmendi Escribano, E.},
title = {ENGLISH VERSION OF THE AUZMENDI SCALE TO MEASURE ATTITUDES TOWARDS STATISTICS},
series = {11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2018 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-05948-5},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2018.0559},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2018.0559},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {12-14 November, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {8520-8525}}
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AU - A.M. Ruiz-Ruano García AU - J. López Puga AU - E. Auzmendi Escribano
TI - ENGLISH VERSION OF THE AUZMENDI SCALE TO MEASURE ATTITUDES TOWARDS STATISTICS
SN - 978-84-09-05948-5/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2018.0559
PY - 2018
Y1 - 12-14 November, 2018
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2018 Proceedings
SP - 8520
EP - 8525
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A.M. Ruiz-Ruano García, J. López Puga, E. Auzmendi Escribano (2018) ENGLISH VERSION OF THE AUZMENDI SCALE TO MEASURE ATTITUDES TOWARDS STATISTICS, ICERI2018 Proceedings, pp. 8520-8525.
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