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Title: 
Investigating the pedagogical approaches related to changes in attitudes toward statistics in a quantitative methods course for psychology undergraduate students
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Keywords: 
Attitudes toward statistics
Statistics anxiety
Student-centered learning
Active learning
Pedagogy for undergraduate statistics
Issue Date: 
2015
Citation: 
Liau, A. K., Kiat, J. E., & Nie, Y. (2015). Investigating the pedagogical approaches related to changes in attitudes toward statistics in a quantitative methods course for psychology undergraduate students. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 24(2), 319-327. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40299-014-0182-5
Abstract: 
The purpose of this study was to examine the
extent to which the pedagogical approaches used in the
course were related to improvements in students’ attitudes
toward statistics in a Quantitative Methods course for
psychology undergraduate students in a Malaysian University.
The study examined whether increasing availability
of the instructor and tutor, carrying out hands-on
activities, using collaborative learning, and utilizing scaffolding
activities would be related to the improvement of
students’ attitudes toward statistics. It also hypothesized
that the various pedagogical approaches used would be
related to higher levels of achievement in statistics. One
hundred and three psychology students from a 14-week
undergraduate course on statistics volunteered to participate
in this study. The study found partial support that the
approaches utilized were related to positive attitude changes
toward statistics as well as achievement. Limitations
are discussed and future research is suggested.
URI: 
ISSN: 
0119-5646
Other Identifiers: 
10.1007/s40299-014-0182-5
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