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STATISTICS ATTITUDE SURVEY

Roberts and Bilderback (1980). Reliability and validity of a statistics attitude survey. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 40, PP 235-238.

1. Statistics will be useful to me in my profession when I evaluate other people.

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2. It takes me a longtime to understand a statistical concept.

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3. I get a great deal of satisfaction out of solving a statistics problem.

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4. Statistics will be useful to me to test the superiority of one method over another.

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5. I normally am able to solve statistics problems without too much difficulty.

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6. I might use statistics at my job but wouldn't like doing it.

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7. Statistics will be useful to me in evaluating the effectiveness of my professional performance.

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8. I make a lot of errors when I calculate statistics problems.

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9. Even before I begin a new statistics topic, I feel relatively confident that I can master it.

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10. Statistics will be useful to me when I describe my professional activities to other people.

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11. I am able to figure out most of the equations that I need to solve a statistics problem.

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12. I would like to study advanced statistics.

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13. Statistics will be a useful tool that I can use to improve the reliability and validity of measures that I have developed.

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14. There are so many statistical concepts to learn that I get confused.

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15. The average professional would find statistics a boring subject.

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16. Statistics will be a useful way to help me improve the quality of my professional performance.

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17. I must constantly review statistics or I forget it.

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18. The thought of taking another statistics course makes me sick.

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19. Statistics is so useful that it should be a required part of my profession's skills.

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20. I find statistics to be very logical and clear.

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21. Given the opportunity, I would take another statistics course even though it was not required.

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22. When I solve a statistics problem, I am often not sure how to interpret the results.

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23. Statistics won't be useful to me in my profession because it takes too much time to use.

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24.When I solve a statistics problem, I am often unsure if I have a correct or nearly correct answer.

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25.It is unreasonable to expect the average professional to master and apply statistics.

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26. You should be good at math before attempting statistics.

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27. Statistics may be useful to someone who plans to pursue a career in research, but not very useful to the average professional.

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28. Statistics is the most difficult course I have taken.

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29. The pace of a statistics course is so fast that it is impossible for the average student to learn the subject matter thoroughly.

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30. Homework in statistics is harder than homework in non-math subjects.

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31. Statistics is too theoretical to be of much practical use to the average professional.

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32. I find it easy to explain a statistics topic to someone else.

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33. An average student can expect a good grade in statistics if he/she studies.