Statistics Instruction in The Graduate Schools of State Universities and Colleges in Eastern Visayas

Elvira S. Pecajas, Loreta M. Besoyo

Abstract


This paper assessed the Statistics instruction in the Graduate Schools of State Universities and Colleges in Eastern Visayas. This study used the descriptive survey approach. The respondents’ profile showcased differences in every aspect of all the components covered particularly on the seminars/trainings attended related to Statistics that graduate students desperately need trainings and seminars. Among of the six (6) identified attitudes; difficulty got the lowest average weighted mean described as neither positive nor negative attitude towards Statistics. This shows that many of the graduate students believed that Statistics is a complicated subject, highly technical and got difficulty in understanding formulas in Statistics. Majority of the graduate students in their Statistics performance is on the above average level. There is a significant relationship between the profile of the graduate students, profile of the Statistics instructors and the students’ attitude towards Statistics and their Statistics performance.


Keywords


statistics instruction; graduate schools; students’ attitude towards statistics (STATS); statistics performance; Naval State University

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