Measuring university students’ approaches to learning statistics

a cross-cultural and multilingual version of the ASSIST

Francesca Chiesi, Caterina Primi, Ayse Aysin Bilgin, Maria Virginia Lopez, Maria del Carmen Fabrizio

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    Abstract

    University students often encounter difficulties in statistics courses that hinder their progress in the attainment of their degree. In identifying variables that may constitute barriers faced by students, it is important to investigate the approach that students adopt in learning statistics. Focusing on issue of measurement, the present paper aimed to develop a brief version of the Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students (ASSIST), one of the well-known measures of a student's approach to learning. The final goal was to obtain a cross-cultural and multilingual version of the ASSIST to investigate learning approaches in multinational research. Results indicated that the abbreviated Spanish, Italian and English versions of the ASSIST showed good psychometric properties and the three-factor structure of the original version (Deep, Surface and Strategic approaches) was confirmed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSustainability in statistics education. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS9, July, 2014)
    Place of PublicationVoorburg, The Netherlands
    PublisherInternational Statistical Institute
    Pages1-6
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventInternational Conference on Teaching Statistics (9th : 2014) - Arizona, USA
    Duration: 13 Jul 201418 Jul 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Teaching Statistics (9th : 2014)
    CityArizona, USA
    Period13/07/1418/07/14

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    Chiesi, F., Primi, C., Bilgin, A. A., Lopez, M. V., & Fabrizio, M. D. C. (2014). Measuring university students’ approaches to learning statistics: a cross-cultural and multilingual version of the ASSIST. In Sustainability in statistics education. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS9, July, 2014) (pp. 1-6). Voorburg, The Netherlands: International Statistical Institute.