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Abstract

VENDRAMINI, Claudette Maria Medeiros; BUENO, Juliana Maximila de Paula  and  BARRELIN, Evelyn Christina Peres. Validity evidences of the Electronic Scale of Attitudes towards Statistics - eSASportuguês: a correlational study. Psico-USF [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.3, pp. 357-365. ISSN 1413-8271.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-82712011000300012.

This research aimed to investigate the validity evidences of an electronic version of an attitude scale towards statistics. A total of 35 psychology students taking Statistics classes during the first half of 2010 at a private university of São Paulo state participated in this study. All students studied in the night period, 82.9% were female, aged 17 to 56 (M=23,0;SD=9,3). The students answered the attitude scale SASPortuguêsthat consisted of 33 Likert items with five points, in both electronic and pencil-paper versions. The students were distributed randomly in two groups; the first answered the pencil-paper version followed by the electronic version, and the other answered in the inverted order. The results indicated a significant positive linear correlation between the two scale versions confirming the electronic version's validity evidences. The pencil-paper version scale had already presented validity evidences confirmed in previous studies.

Keywords : Psychometrics; High education; Electronic assessment.

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