The Development and Validation of the Students' Self-efficacy for Statistical Literacy Scale

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    Abstract

    Statistical literacy is a comparatively new concept in mathematics and while there is some consensusabout how it is defined, there has been limited research on how the concept is measured within aschool context. This paper, reports on the development and validation of an instrument to measuremiddle school students' self-efficacy for statistical literacy. The items were developed from therelevant research literature and then tested on a sample of 366 students. A Rasch measurementmethodology was used to create the measure and to provide evidence for its construct validity. Theevidence reported in this paper indicates that the proposed instrument has suitable reliability andvalidity properties.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMERGA 32
    Subtitle of host publicationCrossing divides
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    Pages97-104
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781920846206
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia - Palmerston North, NZ, New Zealand
    Duration: 05 Jul 200909 Jul 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
    CountryNew Zealand
    Period05/07/0909/07/09

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