Stats: We're Doing It Wrong

TitleStats: We're Doing It Wrong
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsRobertson, J
Series TitleBLOG@CACM

It's quite common for HCI or computer science education researchers to use attitude questionnaires to examine people's opinions of new software or teaching interventions. These are often on a likert-type scale of strongly agree to strongly disagree. And the sad truth is that researchers typically use the wrong statistical techniques to analyse them.

Refereed DesignationNon-Refereed