Enhancing interest in statistics among computer science students using computer tool entrepreneur role play

Hairulliza Mohamad Judi, Noraidah Sahari Ashari, Zanaton Hj Eksan

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Abstract

Previous research in Malaysia indicates that there is a problem regarding attitude towards statistics among students. They didn't show positive attitude in affective, cognitive, capability, value, interest and effort aspects although did well in difficulty. This issue should be given substantial attention because students' attitude towards statistics may give impacts on the teaching and learning process of the subject. Teaching statistics using role play is an appropriate attempt to improve attitudes to statistics, to enhance the learning of statistical techniques and statistical thinking, and to increase generic skills. The objectives of the paper are to give an overview on role play in statistics learning and to access the effect of these activities on students' attitude and learning in action research framework. The computer tool entrepreneur role play is conducted in a two-hour tutorial class session of first year students in Faculty of Information Sciences and Technology (FTSM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, enrolled in Probability and Statistics course. The results show that most students feel that they have enjoyable and great time in the role play. Furthermore, benefits and disadvantages from role play activities were highlighted to complete the review. Role play is expected to serve as an important activities that take into account students' experience, emotions and responses to provide useful information on how to modify student's thinking or behavior to improve learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationChampioning the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1830
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414983
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 15 Nov 201617 Nov 2016

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Other4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period15/11/1617/11/16

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Mohamad Judi, H., Ashari, N. S., & Eksan, Z. H. (2017). Enhancing interest in statistics among computer science students using computer tool entrepreneur role play. In 4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016 (Vol. 1830). [050007] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4980944

Enhancing interest in statistics among computer science students using computer tool entrepreneur role play. / Mohamad Judi, Hairulliza; Ashari, Noraidah Sahari; Eksan, Zanaton Hj.

4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016. Vol. 1830 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2017. 050007.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mohamad Judi, H, Ashari, NS & Eksan, ZH 2017, Enhancing interest in statistics among computer science students using computer tool entrepreneur role play. in 4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016. vol. 1830, 050007, American Institute of Physics Inc., 4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 15/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4980944
Mohamad Judi H, Ashari NS, Eksan ZH. Enhancing interest in statistics among computer science students using computer tool entrepreneur role play. In 4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016. Vol. 1830. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2017. 050007 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4980944
Mohamad Judi, Hairulliza ; Ashari, Noraidah Sahari ; Eksan, Zanaton Hj. / Enhancing interest in statistics among computer science students using computer tool entrepreneur role play. 4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016. Vol. 1830 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2017.
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