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A Web-Based Survey to Assess Prospective Elementary School Teachers' Beliefs about Mathematics and Mathematics Learning: An Alternative to Likert Scales
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International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education,

Abstract

Because of the importance of beliefs, mathematics educators need to consider ways to assess beliefs and belief change. Beliefs, because they must be inferred, can be difficult to measure, particularly with a common metric that enables one to compare individuals. Some limitations of Likert scales are identified and overcome in a newly developed instrument in which prospective teachers are provided scenarios to interpret. The instrument captures qualitative data that are quantified for purposes of comparison. Results from two administrations of the instrument demonstrate that it is an effective tool for assessing belief change. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.) [For complete proceedings, see ED500859.]

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Ambrose, R., Philipp, R., Chauvot, J. & Clement, L. (2005). A Web-Based Survey to Assess Prospective Elementary School Teachers' Beliefs about Mathematics and Mathematics Learning: An Alternative to Likert Scales. In Proceedings of International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education 2005 (pp. 33-40). Retrieved December 14, 2019 from .

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