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IJIET 2015 Vol.5(11): 818-821 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.618

The Effect of SPSS Course to Students Attitudes toward Statistics and Achievement in Statistics

Ratna Jatnika

Abstract—This study is an experimental study conducted to investigate the effect of SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) Course to student attitudes and achievement about Statistics for students in Faculty of Psychology Universitas Padjadjaran. Participants in this study were students of the Faculty of Psychology Universitas Padjadjaran who took the course of Statistics 3 (SPSS course). The measurement used was the measurement developed by Schau (2003), named Survey of Attitudes toward Statistics (SATS) that can help understood attitude and how it impacts the learning process. SATS consists of six aspects: Affect (feelings of students toward Statistics), Cognitive competence (attitudes of students about their knowledge and skills when applying Statistics), Value (student attitudes about the usefulness, relevance and benefits of Statistics in personal and professional life), Difficulty (student attitudes about the difficulty of Statistics as a subject), Interest (the interest of students to Statistics), Effort (student efforts to learn Statistics). The data analysis will be calculated using the Wilcoxon test and t test. The results of the data processing show that here is a significant increase in the cognitive aspects of learning Statistics after using SPSS but there is a significant decrease in achievement.

Index Terms—SPSS, student attitudes, achievement in statistics.

Ratna Jatnika is with the Faculty of Psychology Universitas Padjadjaran Bandung, Indonesia (e-mail: ratnajatnika@yahoo.com).


Cite: Ratna Jatnika, "The Effect of SPSS Course to Students Attitudes toward Statistics and Achievement in Statistics," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 818-821, 2015.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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