Attitudes Toward Statistics and Statistical Software

Attitudes toward statistics and statistical software have an impact on students’ ability to learn and engage with statistical material. Finding teaching strategies and tools that can help boost positive attitudes will help students succeed in their statistics courses.

Current Projects:

  • Building Competence with Statistical Software in Social Science Students (Funded by Learning and Teaching Office at Ryerson)

  • Psychometric Validation of Statistical Software Attitudes Scales (Funded by SSHRC)

  • Psychometric Validation of an SPSS Attitudes Measure

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Recent Publications: 

  • Counsell, A., & Cribbie, R. A. (accepted). Student attitudes toward learning statistics with R. Psychology Teaching Review.

  • Kunicki, Z., Harlow, L. L., & Counsell, A. (in press). Psychometric evaluations of eight attitudes towards quantitative methods measures. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.