Session: Quantitative methods pedagogy

Time: Wednesday 4th July, 09:15 - 10:45


Dr Victoria Gorton (University of Edinburgh)

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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 than supposed.

We discuss what other features of statistics pedagogy might warrant more attention than that given so far to anxiety.

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Presenter: Victoria Gorton

Investigating Statistics Anxiety: Preliminary Results

The level of the session is: Accessible

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Presentation 1

Start time: 09:15

Presentation title: Results of the meta-analysis of previous studies


Dr Kevin Ralston (York St John University)

Presentation 2

Start time: 09:40

Presentation title: Preliminary results from the new study


Dr Victoria Gorton (University of Edinburgh)

Presentation 3

Start time: 10:05

Presentation title: 'Where are all the sweets?' Lessons from the classroom


Professor Vernon Gayle (University of Edinburgh)

Presentation 4

Start time: 10:30

Presentation title: Discussion


Professor Graham Crow (University of Edinburgh)