Development and Validation of an Instrument to Measure Indonesian Pre-service Teachers’ Conceptions of Statistics

Khairiani Idris, Kai Lin Yang

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Abstract

This article reports the results of a mixed-methods approach to develop and validate an instrument to measure Indonesian pre-service teachers’ conceptions of statistics. First, a phenomenographic study involving a sample of 44 participants uncovered six categories of conceptions of statistics. Second, an instrument of conceptions of statistics was developed on the basis of findings from the phenomenographic study. The instrument was initially piloted with 63 participants. Subsequently, an exploratory factor analysis involving 116 participants, followed by a confirmatory factor analysis involving 232 participants, was executed, suggesting a three-factor structure. In addition, three different types of conceptions of statistical data were identified from the integration of qualitative and quantitative studies. Contributions of the study and implications of the findings for further research and statistics education are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-290
Number of pages10
JournalAsia-Pacific Education Researcher
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 1

Keywords

  • Conceptions of statistics
  • Instrument development
  • Introductory statistics
  • Phenomenographic
  • Pre-service teachers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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