Nursing professionals attitude towards biostatistics and its implications to teaching

Mayya, Shreemathi S and Devi, Elsa Sanatombi and Bairy, KL and Manu, Mohan K and Bibiana, Darling B and Vijay, P and Pais, Maria and Ayekpam, Sushila (2011) Nursing professionals attitude towards biostatistics and its implications to teaching. International Journal of Nursing Education, 3 (2). pp. 26-28.

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Abstract

Attitudes towards statistics are important because they may influence the learning process. In particular, students’ attitude and beliefs about statistics can affect the extent to which students will develop useful statistical thinking skills,whether they will apply what they have learned outside of the classroom,and whether or not students will choose to enroll in further statistics courses.Attitudes toward statistics scale (Wise, 1985) was used collect data on attitude towards statistics of students and teachers of nursing profession. Scale scores were compared between age groups, between students and teachers, and between those who had statistics as part of their curriculum and those did not have. Findings of the comparison and implications for teaching were discussed

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude, Biostatistics, health care personnel.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 06:26
Last Modified: 07 May 2013 10:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3251

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