Helping Alleviate Statistical Anxiety with Computer Aided Statistical Classes
Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Volume 7, Number 1, ISSN 1527-9316
This study, Helping Alleviate Statistical Anxiety with Computer Aided Statistics Classes, investigated whether undergraduate students' anxiety about statistics changed when statistics is taught using computers compared to the traditional method. Two groups of students were questioned concerning their anxiety about statistics. One group was taught statistics using the traditional "calculator and paper/pencil" method while the other group was taught statistics using computers to perform the required calculations. Frequency distributions and the chi-square test of independence indicated there were significant differences between the two groups. Students in the computer class had significantly less statistical anxiety than students in the traditional class. (Contains 9 tables.)
Stickels, J.W. & Dobbs, R.R. (2007). Helping Alleviate Statistical Anxiety with Computer Aided Statistical Classes. Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 7(1), 1-15.