10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Full topic list
This is a session of Topic 3: Statistics education at the post-secondary level

Session 3E (Tuesday 10th, 16:00-17:30,   Level 2 - Medium Conference Room)

Students’ negative attitudes towards statistics: an arduous challenge



Albeit enjoyable and exciting for some, statistics is perceived as a difficult and tedious subject by many in all parts of the world. Given that knowledge of statistical concepts and methodology is essential in a wide variety of disciplines, negative attitudes toward Statistics pose an important challenge. In this session, presenters from Germany, Mexico and Turkey will report the results of three different studies regarding students’ attitudes toward Statistics. All three studies are based on first-hand data collected by the presenters through administration of questionnaires and/or interviews. Aspects of students’ attitudes toward Statistics covered by these studies range from ascertaining the views of undergraduate students about their introductory Statistics course process and the attitudes towards Statistics in biology freshmen to the linkages that exist between attitudes towards research and attitudes toward Statistics.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
3E1Attitudes towards Research as a source for negative Statistics AttitudesFlorian Berens (Germany)
3E3The views of undergraduate students about their introductory statistics course processZeynep Medine Özmen (Turkey)
Adnan Baki (Turkey)