|Session:||Quantitative methods pedagogy|
|Time:||Wednesday 4th July, 09:15 - 10:45|
|Convenor:||Dr Victoria Gorton (University of Edinburgh)|
We present the results of a new empirical study into 'anxiety' experienced by undergraduates when doing quantitative work, and a meta-analysis of previous empirical studies on the topic.
We suggest that despite its prominence in discussions of pedagogy, statistics anxiety and any link to student performance may be less well established that supposed.
We discuss what other features of statistics pedagogy might warrant more attention than that given so far to anxiety.
The level of the session is: Accessible